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Welcome Raelene FitzGerald-Tilbury
NCIS visitor, Ms Raelene FitzGerald-Tilbury, will be joining the Centre until 10 July 2017. Raelene is a teacher currently working in Wadeye (Port Keats) in the Thamarrurr Region of the Northern Territory. She has been working in and out of Aboriginal communities throughout her career in education, both in remote and urban contexts. Raelene’s teaching qualifications are in Primary and Secondary education. In secondary contexts, she has taught mainly English and Humanities classes with some Mathematics and Visual Arts classes when required. Her first teaching position was in the Tanami Desert and this is where her interest in Aboriginal education was nurtured.
Raelene has completed a Bachelor of Arts at ANU, a Bachelor of Education (Deakin University), a Master of Studies (ANU) and a Graduate Certificate of Indigenous Education through the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education and the ACIKE Centre at Charles Darwin University.
While at NCIS, Raelene will be working with Dr Bill Fogarty with the aim of starting a PhD in 2018 – her focus is looking at what constitutes best practice in Indigenous Education.