Kylie Greatbatch

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Kylie Greatbatch a proud Wirdajuri woman, from Orange NSW, boasts a rich background spanning 14 years in education as both a classroom teacher and Cultural Coordinator. During this time, she created many opportunities for students to strengthen their identities and find a sense of belonging on Country through the Connections Program.

Liz Sinnot

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Liz is a proud Yuin and Wailwan (saltwater/freshwater) woman with her country being on the south coast and western areas of New South Wales. As a Mentor for the Stronger Smarter Institute’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Indigenous Knowledges (SSISTEMIK) program since 2023, Liz supports women undergoing study at universities across Australia in the areas of STEM and more specifically … Read More

Paula Jacob

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Paula is a person of Scottish and Portuguese heritage who grew up in Brisbane. Due to her father’s work, she spent most of her childhood living in Southeast Asia. She moved back to Brisbane to complete her schooling and later lived in England and Germany in her early twenties. When she returned to Brisbane, she began her career in Accounting. … Read More

Dyonne Anderson

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Dyonne is a proud Githabal woman from the far North Coast of NSW. She is an experienced school principal and has led in senior management roles including curriculum consultant at a regional and state level. Dyonne was previously the Chief Operations Officer at the Stronger Smarter Institute with a focus and priority on First Nations educational success. Dyonne is currently … Read More

Shelley MacDonald

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Shelley MacDonald was born and raised in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, and has connections to Ngati Raukawa through her husband and children. She now lives on Yugambeh country on the lands of the Kombumerri peoples on the Gold Coast. Shelley has a doctoral degree in developmental psychology from Otago University and worked for many years at Auckland University on projects … Read More

Rebecca Giles

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Rebecca Giles is a Dharawal woman, a descendant through the Puckeridge family. Rebecca was born in, and grew up in Western Sydney NSW, but now lives on Gundungurra Country in the Blue Mountains of NSW. Rebecca has a Bachelor of Teaching and comes from 20 years’ experience in the Early Childhood Profession and Indigenous Education. Rebecca is committed to building … Read More

Ingrid Lancaster

Kelly Coelho

Ingrid was born on Wonnarua country in the Hunter Valley Region of NSW. She has seven years’ experience working within the education sector in both mainstream regional and remote community schools around Australia. She has spent the last nine years working within the Community Development sector of Indigenous Organisations, based in the Kimberley region of WA. Prior to joining the … Read More

Jenalee Purcell

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Jenalee is a proud young woman with Butchulla, Australian South Sea, Goa, Gunggari and Wakka Wakka bloodlines.  Born and raised  in the South Burnett Queensland region in Wondai and  Murgon, Jenalee completed her schooling in Murgon and Brisbane. Jenalee has always been passionate about Aboriginal Education and as a mother of four daughters and a large family, Jenalee will continue … Read More

Ken Weatherall

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Ken is a proud descendant of the Muruwari and Kamilaroi Nations of New South Wales.  Ken has been a passionate advocate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education for 17 years working in the NSW Department of Education in many different roles.  His most recent position being the Aboriginal Community Liaison Officer (ACLO) for 7 years in the Newcastle region. … Read More

Cassie Ryan

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Cassie Ryan is a Kamilaroi woman, a descendant of the Weatherall family.  She was born in Dirrandbandi Queensland and grew up in Oakey, Queensland.  Cassie has over 10 years experience working for the NSW Department of Education.  Prior to joining the Stronger Smarter Institute, she was employed as the Aboriginal Community Liaison Officer in the Lismore area.    Cassie has … Read More