Authors » May O'Brien
May L O’Brien was born in the Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia, and at the age of five, was taken to Mount Margaret Mission where she spent the next twelve years. She taught in Western Australian rural and metropolitan primary schools for twenty-five years. May served in a number of other positions before being appointed Superintendent of Aboriginal Education, a position she held until her early retirement in 1988. Her total service with the Western Australian Ministry of Education was thirty-four years. May is currently National Indigenous English Literacy and Numeracy Strategy Ambassador for the Department of Education, Science and Training, and Patron of the Australian Principals Associations Professional Development Council’s ‘Dare to Lead: taking it on’ Project.