Sharon Torpey is the Founder and Director of Drug Education Australia, a leading provider of high quality, factual drug education. Drug Education Australia delivers education programs to school communities and sporting groups, providing the latest and most accurate information around drug and alcohol use. She is a qualified Health Education Teacher, with 20 years’ experience in connecting with young people and their parents.
Throughout her career, Sharon has taught in both a primary and secondary educational setting, and in the past ten years has also facilitated the “Keys Please” learner driver education program for Vic Roads, which is delivered to year 10 students. In addition to facilitating this program Sharon was selected to work as part of the team that reviewed and updated the “Keys Please” program to ensure it was relevant, engaging and achieving the programs aims and objectives.
Successfully engaging with both parents and students is a key to Sharon’s success and one of the reasons she is so highly sought after. Sharon naturally connects with this age group, which is seen through her ongoing work with Drug Ed Australia, and her work at Vic Roads.
Her passion lies in ensuring individual choices around drugs and alcohol are informed by the latest research, and that the information is delivered in a way that is non-threatening, accessible and age-appropriate.
Sharon recognises that the cohort that Drug Ed Australia seek to reach are some of the most vulnerable members of our society. Providing quality education and information around drug and alcohol misuse means that teenagers can move more safely through this challenging and potentially complex period in their life.