We are delighted to announce Sharon Galleguillos is joining the ILF Board in 2014. Sharon brings extensive experience in Indigenous education, both in policy and as a practitioner as well as serving on numerous booards including The Fred Hollows Foundation and PETA.
In 1976, Sharon was one of only two Indigenous graduates of the Certificate of Teaching program at Kedron Park Teachers' College, Brisbane. Since then, she has accumulated considerable experience in Indigenous education, as a practitioner and policy developer.
Today, Sharon is Lecturer and Course Convener of Indigenous Australian Education at the University of Sydney. For more than ten years she was also President of the Wunanbiri Pre-school, recognised in Redfern for providing excellent educational outcomes for Indigenous children, and vocational opportunities for parents and the community. Sharon served on the Advisory Committee of the Books in Homes Australia program, which benefitted thousands of disadvantaged and remote area children annually. She was a board member of the Primary English Teaching Association and was a director of the Fred Hollows Foundation.
In 2005, Sharon was awarded a University of Sydney Excellence in Teaching Award in recognition of her commitment to Indigenous education and also an Outstanding Alumni Award from the University of Technology Queensland. Sharon is currently Deputy Chair of the Aboriginal Education Council (NSW) Inc. Sharon also holds a Bachelor of Education (Primary) from the University of Sydney.