Organisation Trinity Grammar School
Location Vincentia, NSW
Theresa Ardler is a Gweagal Aboriginal woman of the Eora region, Sydney her mother’s country. She grew up in her father’s country the Yuin nation Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay, ACT.
Theresa’s working life has been in education. She has worked across all educational systems in Australia, from the Catholic Education Office, Sydney as Adviser: Aboriginal Education K-12; St. Andrew’s Cathedral School, Sydney as Head of Aboriginal Perspectives K-12; North Nowra Public School as a classroom teacher; the Catholic Education Office, Canberra Goulburn Archdiocese, as the Aboriginal Education Officer K-12 and currently with Trinity Grammar School, Sydney, as a casual teacher and leader in Aboriginal education.
Theresa’s vision is to work towards educating school communities, teachers and students about the richness of Aboriginal culture and Spirituality within Australian society.
As the future of Aboriginal education unfolds Theresa seeks opportunities to work creatively and innovatively in cultural and school environments that can produce genuine and meaningful cultural dialogue.
Theresa holds a Bachelor of Education from the Australian Catholic University and a Diploma in Child Science (TAFE).
Theresa is currently doing a Master of Religious Education and a Master of Educational Leadership with the Australian Catholic University.