I am a proud Aboriginal woman from the Gamilaraay and Yuin Nations. I have lived in Newcastle all my life and am the proud mother of two beautiful boys.
My dream has always been to develop deeper knowledge and inspire the understanding of Aboriginal Education through teaching.
I completed my teaching degree at the University of Newcastle with a major in Aboriginal Education. I have taught all grades from K-6 and have been fortunate enough to lead Aboriginal Education in my current school. I have worked with many services to support our young people of today and continue to educate and mentor others in supporting them. I have always had a passion for teaching, learning and inspiring others, especially working with young people. My years as a teacher have given me the passion and strength to strive to help support and guide our young people in gaining better educational outcomes. Prior to teaching I also worked in Youth Services as a carer/mentor which assisted and inspired me to pursue my career in teaching. Over the years I have supported many young people to educate themselves and begin their journey of finding their identity. I believe our identity is at the core of who we are and inspires us to learn in many different ways. Without truly knowing yourself or who you are we are unable to move forward and grow.
I am passionate about my culture, community, children and education and I have enjoyed making a career out of this and being a greater part of trying to close the gap.