Chris Sarra "hails from Bundaberg in Queensland. The youngest of 10 children, Chris experienced first-hand many of the issues faced by Indigenous students throughout their schooling.
"Entering university Chris found encouragement and inspiration from various lecturers and mentors who encouraged him to go beyond the expectations the system usually held for young Indigenous students.
"He completed a Diploma of Teaching, a Bachelor of Education and a Master of Education. In recent years Chris completed a PhD in Psychology with Murdoch University.
"In the late 1990’s Chris took on the challenges of Indigenous education as the Principal of Cherbourg State School in South East Queensland...
"Chris has been the recipient of many awards and much recognition as his ideas, enthusiasm and vision have taken hold nationally and internationally.
"Chris is now the Executive Director of the Indigenous Education Leadership Institute which is pursuing improved educational outcomes for Indigenous children through engagement with principals, teachers, community leaders and Government." 
- Patron, Education Foundation Australia
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- Chris Sarra, Indigenous Education Leadership Institute, accessed July 27, 2009.