Head of languages
As a passionate polyglot himself, 27-year-old Stanley Wang is making a name for himself at Haileybury as head of languages, where he manages a team of 46 across three campuses in the development of the language curriculum and pedagogy. Teaching Mandarin, Japanese and French – and fl uent in all three – Wang forsook an early career in the Treasury in Canberra to become an educator. He has since developed a clear vision for the purpose of languages – Mandarin in particular – in Australia, as well as the roots of a successful language curriculum. His impact on Haileybury has included the majority of students now continuing with language study in the post-compulsory years, as well as informing the development of curriculum and pedagogy through data and student feedback. Wang’s achievements also include being a leader in the Teach for Taiwan program, for which he translated and adapted the ‘Teach For’ course into Chinese for the Taiwanese context.