Sharon Davis is a proud Aboriginal woman, from both the Bardi and Kija peoples of the Kimberley, Western Australia.
Sharon Davis has recently started her new role as Director of Education at AIATSIS in Canberra. Before that, she was the Team Leader of Aboriginal education Team at Catholic Education WA for five years. In that role, she led the nationally recognised Transforming Lives: Strategy 2025, with a focus to strengthen relationships between schools and their local Aboriginal community. This project also works with school leadership to develop Aboriginal education school improvement, resulting in stronger cultural competencies and increased Aboriginal student enrolments, Year 12 graduation numbers and literacy competency.
Sharon Davis works in Aboriginal education because she believes knowledge is the key to life’s successes. She fights for Aboriginal children’s right to equitable access to an education that is both outstanding and culturally responsive.
Sharon Davis is a trained primary school teacher through the University of Notre Dame’s Campus of Reconciliation in Broome and has a Master of Science in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition from the University of Oxford in the UK.