Geraldine Gray has been a leading contributor to the development and application of high quality special education practice for more than 25 years. She has a strong academic background, featuring a Master of Education from Sydney University, and exceptional experience including serving for more than twenty years as the State Coordinator Special Learning needs for Catholic Schools NSW.
Geraldine was the Course convenor Notre Dame University (Sydney Campus) Teaching students with Special Needs and Catering for Difference (2007 -2010). She served as a member of the NSW Education Standards Authority (previously NSW Board of Studies Special Education) Advisory committee from 1996- 2017; the Children’s Hospital Education Research Institute (CHERI) Advisory Board. 2000 – 2018; Member ACARA Disability Reference Group from 2009- present; NCEC representative on the MCEETYA PMRT Disability Definition Steering Committee; Flexible Funding for Students with Disabilities and Positive Partnerships and the National Initiative “Supporting Children With Autism”.
Geraldine’s commitment to improving quality of life outcomes for all students has also seen her serve as a Board Director ASPECT (Autism Spectrum Australia) from 2004 -2007, a National Councillor for the Australian Association of Special Education (AASE) 1996 -2010, NSW Committee member of ANZELA and as a Board Director Dunlea (previously BoysTown), a position she has held since 2013. She is currently the Board Chair for Dunlea and is working as critical friend in supporting a major review into the education of students with disabilities for Catholic Education South Australia .