Aaron McDonald is of Greek and Scottish heritage and was born and raised in Awabakal Country in Lake Macquarie NSW but now lives and works in Bundjalung Country in the Northern Rivers of NSW. Aaron has a Bachelor of Education and has 28 Years experience working for the NSW Department of Education in a secondary school setting. He has been an executive in the school setting since 2011 and a senior executive since 2018. Aaron has been involved with the Stronger Smarter Institute since 2016 and is committed to improving educational outcomes for all students through High Expectations Relationships. Aaron has an immense passion for both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education and the Stronger Smarter Approach. Aaron supports and promotes all teachers being responsible for change.