My name is Lisa Merritt and I am a proud Larrakia Aboriginal woman. I have been working as an Aboriginal Community Education Officer in schools for 2 and a half years and an SSO previous to this for 3 years. I am currently working at Paringa Park Primary School and have recently moved from Glenelg Primary School to work at Brighton Primary School. My role, as the Aboriginal Community Education Officer (ACEO), focuses on building relationships with families/community, monitoring student attendance, wellbeing, engagement, transition and helping to build cultural understanding around the school. I am looking forward to getting to know and working alongside staff and creating rapport with students and families here at Brighton Primary School over the next year and hopefully years to come.