Kaye Price trained initially as a primary school teacher while her own children were quite young.
After a period as a member of the National Aboriginal Education Committee, she joined the committee secretariat as its executive officer. This led to positions in Commonwealth, NSW and ACT education departments as well as studying to gain master's and PhD qualifications, followed by employment in the tertiary sector at the University of Canberra, Queensland University of Technology and Charles Sturt University.
As a teacher educator, Dr Price went on to participate in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Advisory Group for the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA), as well as with the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership' Teacher Education Expert Committee. She has also served on the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) Education Consultative Committee and the South Australian Department for Education Expert Advisory Panel.
Dr Price has edited several undergraduate texts with Cambridge University Press and was named a Member of the Order of Australia in 2019. She was ACT Senior Australian of the Year in 2007, and is listed on the ACT Women’s Honour Roll.
Throughout her professional life, Dr Price worked towards having Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures highlighted in the Australian science curriculum, a goal that was realised in 2019 when ACARA published the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander content elaborations and teacher background information for students in each of the first 11 years of schooling.
Dr Price was an impassioned supporter and patron of the Indigenous STEM Awards and gains exceptional enjoyment from the work she did with members of the CSIRO team. Currently, Dr Price is working with the Humanities and Social Sciences team at the South Australian Education Department, as well as on the 'Indigenous Content in Science' initiative.