Harry K. Wong

Harry K. Wong

Harry K. Wong is an author, a speaker, and a publisher on the subject of education. He has authored over 30 publications, often coauthoring with his wife Rosemary Wong, which he did on his best known work, The First Days of School. He also has authored a monthly column on www.teachers.net, a CD set, and a book on New Teacher Induction. He has an eLearning course on classroom management and has appeared in an award-winning video series, The Effective Teacher.

His many journal articles can be found in Educational Leadership, KAPPAN, Principal Leadership, NASSP Bulletin, American School Board Journal, Kappa Delta Pi Record, School Business Affairs, and Education Week. Most of these can be accessed on www.NewTeacher.com.

Harry Wong is a former secondary science classroom teacher. A San Francisco native, he is a graduate of Lowell High School. His undergraduate degree is from University of California, Berkeley. His doctorate is from Brigham Young University in Utah.

Dr. Wong has been awarded the Horace Mann Outstanding Educator Award, Upton Sinclair Award, Outstanding Secondary Teacher Award, the Science Teacher Achievement Recognition Award, the Outstanding Biology Teacher Award, and the Valley Forge Teacher's Medal.

In 2012, the National Teachers Hall of Fame in Emporia, Kansas, presented him with its first ever Lifetime Achievement Award.

Harry K. Wong has given some 3500 presentations to over a million people. He has been the general session speaker at every major educational meeting and at Toastmasters International. His lectures have taken him to every American state and Canadian province and to Europe, Asia, South America, Africa, and Antarctica. His wife, Rosemary, shares the stage with him as he travels the world helping teachers.

He and Rosemary are new teacher advocates. He is the father of three children, four grandchildren, and is madly in love with his Sicilian, mentor-teacher wife. They have built a school in Cambodia.

Books by Harry K. Wong