Antoinette Cole, Director

As a proud Torres Strait Islander descendent, Antoinette is passionate about social justice and making a difference in the lives of young people. As an educator, Antoinette has over 25 years in the field of education in various leadership positions.  Antoinette is a longstanding educator with Catholic Education in the Diocese of Cairns, and her focus has been working to support improved outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people. She is passionate in working with educators to explore dispositions and build capabilities using a strengths-based approach and critical self-reflection.

Antoinette has led many projects specifically focused on partnership and engagement across a range of contexts, including boarding contexts.  Her greatest strengths that she brings to Indigenous Education Boarding Australia is her knowledge and expertise in strategic planning, and her proven ability to partner and broker with a broad range of stakeholders.

Antoinette has a Certificate IV Business (Governance), and she will complete her Master of Educational Leadership (Indigenous Leadership) with ACU at the end of this year.