Bachelor of Education
Primary school teacher and deputy principal at Coomera Springs State School, Barunggam man David Hartley, was named Griffith University's Arts, Education and Law 2014 Young Outstanding Alumnus of the Year.
After graduating from a Bachelor of Education in 2000, David set about building his profile as a passionate educator and administrator for schools in socially complex and diverse environments.
David was awarded Gold Coast Teacher of the Year in 2009 for establishing programs to enhance mathematics education and social and emotional well-being.
He is a published author who, with NRL’s Scott Prince, won the Black and Write Kuril Dhagun Award for Indigenous authors.
Their first book, Deadly D and Justice Jones - Making the Team, is the first book in a series aimed at closing the gap and promoting the importance of reading in Indigenous communities.