Michael Parker is the Headmaster of Oxley College in Southern NSW. He received Arts and Law degrees from Sydney University and worked briefly in a corporate law firm before turning his attention to Education. He has a Masters Degree in teaching Philosophy to children and has written six textbooks in the areas of Legal Studies, Philosophy in Schools, and English.
Formerly the Deputy Headmaster and Head of the Senior School at Cranbrook School in Sydney, Michael was born and grew up in Sydney. He went to school at James Ruse Agricultural High School and did Law at Sydney University.
Michael published Ethics 101: Conversations to have with your kids with Jane Curry Publishing in 2012. A great success, the book has since been published in the USA in August 2013.
The second book in this series, Talk With Your Kids: Big Ideas, was published in May 2014, along with a second edition of Ethics 101, aptly renamed Talk With Yours Kids: Ethics.
Michael’s talents don’t just lie in the world of Education publishing. He has had two novels published, including a Young Adult Novel Doppelganger, which was shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Award in 2007, and a children’s picture book, You Are A Star, which was published with Bloomsbury in the USA in September 2012.
Although he is English/History trained, Michael loves reading popular science fiction – although don’t ask him what a Higgs Boson is! He is married and has two daughters.