Gina Horton

Kelly Coelho

Gina Horton has joined the Stronger Smarter Institute working as a member of the Teachers of STEM Initiative (ToSI) team. We would like to welcome Gina to the team. Gina’s family is connected to the Torres Straits namely Sabai and Boigu Islands. She was raised and completed most of her schooling on the mainland in Cape York Peninsula and Cairns.  … Read More

Nicole Simone

Kelly Coelho

Nicole Simone is a descendent of the Bundjalung Peoples from the Northern Rivers of New South Wales. Nicole has over 27 years of professional field experiences in all sectors of Indigenous education. Her experiences range from Early Childhood as the Director of Aboriginal Childrens’ Services, Primary teaching as an Aboriginal literacy and numeracy teacher, Secondary as a Community Education Counsellor … Read More

Catherine Jeffery

Kelly Coelho

Catherine Jeffery was born and raised on Wiradjuri Country. She began her university studies as a mature age student through distance education at the University of New England and began her teaching career at Inverell High School in 2005. Cath introduced Aboriginal Studies into her school in 2006 and it is now taught in Years 9 to 12 where both … Read More

Dr Rhonda Coopes

NGNY

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

Cathy Jackson

NGNY

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