Koorie Education Coordinator Contact Details

Schools, parents and community can obtain assistance with Koorie cultural inclusion, Koorie education guidance and support through  their region by contacting the Koorie Education Coordinators (KEC) with enquiries. Service Support Managers (SSM) can also be contacted to assist with referrals for Koorie Engagement Support Officers.

The KEC is able to arrange for a Regional Koorie Engagement Support Officer (KESO) to be assigned to any school where contact with Koorie families may be requested.

KESOs are area based professionals who are members of the local Aboriginal community with an understanding of Aboriginal culture and the history of their community. KESOs provide advice to schools about culturally inclusive learning environments, co-ordination of services to support engagement and improved outcomes for Koorie children and young people.

KESOs play an integral role in working with families, communities, education and service providers to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learners to participate fully in education. They support students and families through transitions across all learning stages where appropriate: into early years, primary, secondary and further education.

North Eastern Victoria

For all Koorie engagement referrals contact:

Email:  nevr@edumail.vic.gov.au or Phone: 1300 333 231

Inner East

KEC: Arbup Peters
SSM: Theminy Carydias 

Outer East

KEC: Arbup Peters
SSM: Kathryn Mallia

Goulburn

KEC: Katrina Penfold
SSM: Hensgen Sharon

Ovens Murray

KEC: Jacqueline Martyn
SSM: Steve Pickering

North Western Victoria

For all Koorie engagement referrals contact:

Email: nwvr@edumail.vic.gov.au or Phone: 1300 338 691 

Loddon Campaspe

KEC: Stephen Korp (acting)
SSM: Allison Hughes (acting)

Mallee

KEC: Jenene Murray (acting)
SSM: Gary Weir

Hume Moreland

KEC: Vacant
SSM: Bec Gray

North East Melbourne

KEC: Vacant
SSM: Nicole Jones

South Eastern Victoria

For all Koorie engagement referrals please use the relevant area email contact details provided below:

Email: sevr@edumail.vic.gov.au or Phone: (03) 8765 5600

Bayside Peninsula

Sevr.koorie.SM@edumail.vic.gov.au

KEC: Shilo Van Sanden
SSM: Nicola Heywood

Southern Melbourne

Sevr.koorie.SM@edumail.vic.gov.au

KEC: Shilo Van Sanden
SSM: Nelliw Kostiw

Inner Gippsland

sevr.koorie.inner.gippsland@edumail.vic.gov.au

KEC: Crystal Burgess-Hogg 
SSM: Dick Philips
SSM: Janelle Larkin (acting)

Outer Gippsland

Sevr.koorie.outer.gippsland@edumail.vic.gov.au

KEC: Kaylene Williamson 
SSM: Kate Hodge

South Western Victoria

For all Koorie engagement referrals contact:

Email:  swvr@edumail.vic.gov.au or Phone:  1300 333 232

Barwon

KEC: Sandra Brogden
SSM: David Moar

Brimbank Melton

KEC: Vacant
SSM: Kim Wilson

Western Melbourne

KEC: Vacant
SSM: Megan Fitzgerald

Wimmera South West

KEC: Vacant
SSM: Emma Miller

Central Highlands

KEC: Vacant
SSM: Chris Mackenzie