Dr Rhonda Coopes

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Rhonda is a pairrebenne (palawa) woman from lutruwita (Tasmania). She now lives in Cairns. She started teaching in 1979 in Tasmania and has taught in the secondary sector, the TAFE system and in universities (both on line and face to face). She has also worked in central office of Education Queensland and in research. Her master’s degree in Teaching English … Read More

Fiona Bobongie

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Fiona Bobongie (nee Mann) is a proud Darumbal and South Sea Islander woman, from the First Nations People of Tanna and Ambrym Island. She has worked with the Stronger Smarter Institute for 5 years. As Jarjums Team Leader, Fiona evolved the development and implementation of the inaugural Stronger Smarter Jarjums Program.  Fiona is a specialist in delivering the Leadership, Jarjums, … Read More

Liz Kupsch

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Liz is a proud Waanyi-Ganagalidda and Wankamadla woman.  She comes to the Stronger Smarter Institute with over 25 years of experience working in education. She completed a Bachelor of Education at JCU Townsville and has been a primary school teacher for 19 years gaining lots of hands-on experience working predominantly in schools with low socio-economic status and significant populations of … Read More

Kelly Coelho

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Kelly is a proud Portuguese Australian from the Island of Madeira who grew up on the South Coast of New South Wales on beautiful Dharawal country. Kelly has family connections to Darkinjung & Gumbaynggirr nations through her wife and son.   

Jesse King

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Jesse is a Waanyi-Gangalidda man with a passion for education and the opportunities it provides for everyone.  He has close ties to the Mt Isa and Central Queensland regions through his father and mother’s family.  Jesse attended school in Townsville and completed his teacher training at Charles Darwin University.  He is keenly interested in the opportunities 21st-century pedagogy offers for … Read More

Jana Andrade

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Jana is a Brazilian Statistician with experience in business intelligence, quality control, statistical model development, research support in biostatistics, electoral research, lecturing at university and survey development and subsequent result analysis for all research purposes. She has worked in the private and public sectors (bank, retail and traffic department) with her role varying as required from supporting independent research studies, … Read More

Cathy Jackson

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Cathy Jackson has over 20 years experience in the areas of curriculum design, evaluation and impact, and accreditation of educational programs.  Before joining the Stronger Smarter Institute, she worked in the Teaching and Learning area of the Queensland University of Technology, where her experience included developing and implementing curriculum design and assessment policies and processes, communication plans and associated resources.  … Read More