Teachers and Staff

The staff of The Armidale Waldorf School play an important role in the development of your child. Our staff are specially selected from candidates with demonstrated commitment to Rudolf Steiner Education principles.

TEACHERS

Playtime: Rose McGrath

Preschool: Zanna Lindquist (Director), Lisa Paddison (Term 1 Authorised Supervisor/Term 2-4 Acting Director) and Khalida Khan (Assistant)

Kindergarten: Karen Jenkins and Narelle Jackson (Assistant)

Years 1/2: Tracey Somerville and Amberley Burton (Assistant)

Years 3/4: Angela Earth/ Michelle Hollands and Belinda Nano (Assistant)

Years 5/6: Tim Kemp

Years 7/8: Joanne Lowe

SPECIALIST TEACHERS

Strings: Zana Clarke

Music: Nicole Mackson

French: Victoria Perrin-Baker

Art: Belinda Nano

Gardening: Belinda Nano

Library Coordinator: Adriana McClenaghan

LEARNING SUPPORT TEAM 

Literacy and Numeracy Coordinator: Michelle Hollands

Learning Support Teacher: Sofia Debus

Classroom Assistants: Narelle Jackson, Amberley Burton, Belinda Nano

SUPPORT STAFF

Every year the school hosts 4 young visitors from Germany who are spending a gap-year doing volunteer-work abroad.  These are our Freunde (“friends” in German). The Freunde are hosted by families from within the school community and they spend the weekdays performing various duties around the school – they may be assisting in a classroom, working in the garden, repairing desks and chairs or helping on a class camp. The program is an invaluable part of the school’s life and we are very grateful to be a part of it.

2016/2017 Freunde – Julika Luedemann, Vanessa Papadakis-Navarro, Ella O’Connor, and Fabian Junge

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

Education Director: Zana Clarke

School Manager: Steven Breese

Policies and Promotions Coordinator: Elizabeth Rogers

Finance and Payroll: Tracy Kennedy

Administration: Julie Sillar and Tanya Day

Maintenance: Terry Manly and Ralph Webster

Bus Supervisors: Ralph Webster and Jerome Santospirito