Ali Davies | Aspire

Role:
Senior Project Officer
Qualifications:
Bachelor Arts (University of New England)
Diploma in Education (University of New England)

As a secondary school Drama and English teacher Ali taught in Sydney for two years before leaving for a lengthy, never ending love affair with Italy. Four years later, after teaching MPs in the Italian Parliament and exploring her interests in stage and screen, Ali returned unexpectedly to care for her mother. Once back in Sydney, Ali’s role as Education Officer at Fairfax’s Sydney Morning Herald gave her the chance to work with students across the sectors from primary to secondary, tertiary, government and independent schools.

Following this and now with a young family, Ali began writing educational teaching resources with the Department of Education and Communities State Equity Centre while establishing her own online business, Teachers in the loop. 

Community engagement has always been central to Ali’s work and personal life. Ali has coordinated art shows, short-film festivals and loves any chance to dress up and be playful and to encourage others to be involved.

Ali loves that ASPIRE has provided her with a creative space to further develop these skills and interests. Central to Ali’s work at ASPIRE is the bringing together of all the elements that make ASPIRE strong - university teaching staff, ASPIRE Ambassadors, ASPIRE partner schools and industry leaders.  

While Ali loves all that the city offers, she and her family (and Olive the dog) always find time to escape in their trusty campervan, exploring forgotten paths and undiscovered beaches, small town festivals and open fires.