David de Carvalho

David de Carvalho

CEO of the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA)

David has held a number of senior leadership roles in the education sector and public sector at both the Commonwealth and state government level. He was formerly Chief Executive Officer of the NSW Education Standards Authority, Deputy Secretary at the NSW Department of Family and Community Services and was Head of the Higher Education Division in the federal government Department of Education. He started his career as a secondary school teacher and has served on the boards of the Australian Council for Educational Research and the Curriculum Corporation (now Education Services Australia).

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Five qualities of great teachers
Five qualities of great teachers

What makes a teacher great? In our latest reader submission, David de Carvalho, CEO of the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA), explores some of the characteristics that great teachers have in common.