Academic Staff

Staff at Scots are sympathetic to the ethos of a Uniting Church Independent School and actively contribute to our extensive extra curricular program.

Mahy, Peggy Principal
Ms Peggy Mahy
Master of Arts: Monash University – 1995
Diploma in Education: Monash University – 1987
Bachelor of Arts (Honours): Monash University – 1986
Post Graduate Certificate in Education (International Baccalaureate) – 2013
MACE, FACEL (ACT), GAICD
Email: pmahy@scotsalbury.nsw.edu.au
Mr David Armstrong Deputy Principal and Head of Senior School
Mr David Armstrong
Graduate Diploma in Business Management: University of South Australia – 2008
Graduate Diploma in Education: La Trobe University – 1997
Bachelor of Arts: La Trobe University – 1996
Vincent Fairfax fellow
MACE, MACEL
Email: darmstrong@scotsalbury.nsw.edu.au
Beth School Chaplain
Rev Beth Donnelly
Bachelor of Arts: University of Melbourne – 2009
Master of Divinity
Minister of the Word
Email: bdonnelly@scotsalbury.nsw.edu.au
Mr Nick Martin_The6021934_NMA_2016 Head of Junior School
Mr Nick Martin
Master of Education: Australian Catholic University – 2005
Bachelor of Education (Primary): Australian Catholic University – 2002
Email: nmartin@scotsalbury.nsw.edu.au
Kylie D Primary Years Programme Coordinator
Mrs Kylie Dorsett
Bachelor of Education (Primary)
Bachelor of Arts (Visual)
Email: kdorsett@scotsalbury.nsw.edu.au
Mrs Alison Mitchell_The6021941_AMI_2016 Head of Teaching
Learning Area Leader: 
EXPRESSING – Creative and Performing Arts, LOTE
Mrs Alison Mitchell
Teacher’s Certificate – New South Wales Department of Education – 1992
Bachelor of Music Education: New South Wales State Conservatorium – 1991
Email: AMitchell@scotsalbury.nsw.edu.au
mr-rob-cowan Student Learning and Development
Mr Robert Cowan
Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary): Charles Sturt University – 2004
Graduate Diploma in Industrial Education: RMIT – 2003
Certificate IV in Assessment & Workplace Training: Albury Wodonga Continuing Education Centre – 1999
Master of Science: Wyoming, USA, – 1986
Bachelor of Science: Wyoming, USA – 1983
Email: RCowan@scotsalbury.nsw.edu.au
Mr Dale Zawertailo_The6022673_DZA_2016 Teaching Mentor
Mr Dale Zawertailo
Master of Education: University of Sydney – 1997
Bachelor of Education: University of Saskatchewan, Canada – 1989
Email: DZawertailo@scotsalbury.nsw.edu.au
Ms Sarah Spiteri_The6021939_SSP_2016 Staff Learning Coach
Ms Sarah Spiteri
Master of Education: University of New England – 2004
Graduate Diploma in Education: University of New England – 2003
Bachelor of Arts: Griffith University – 2002
Email: SSpiteri@scotsalbury.nsw.edu.au
Mrs Liz Heitmeyer_The6022015_EHE_2016 Stage Coordinator Years 11-12
Mr Roger Barrows
Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary)
Bachelor of Science
Email: RBarrows@scotsalbury.nsw.edu.au
Mr Neale Poole_The6022430_NPO_2016 Stage Coordinator Years 9-10
Mr Neale Poole
Bachelor of Applied Science (Physical Education): Phillip Institute of Technology (currently RMIT) – 1998
Email: NPoole@scotsalbury.nsw.edu.au
mrs-yvie-thompson Stage Coordinator Years 7-8
Mrs Yvonne Thompson
Graduate Diploma in Education (P-12): La Trobe University – 1998
Bachelor of Arts: University of New England – 1997
Email: YThompson@scotsalbury.nsw.edu.au
Routley_Richard_PXL000034_WPFYPQTX_2013_0.jpg Learning Area Leader: CONNECTING – HSIE, English
Mr Richard Routley
Diploma in Education: Southern Cross University – 2003
Master of International Business: Macquarie University – 2000
Bachelor of Arts: Monash University – 1987
Email: RRoutley@scotsalbury.nsw.edu.au
mr-chris-higgins Learning Area Leader: INVESTIGATING – Science, Math
Mr Christopher Higgins
Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary): Charles Sturt University – 1998
Bachelor of Applied Science: Charles Sturt University – 1997
Email: CHiggins@scotsalbury.nsw.edu.au
Mr Kevin Turner_The6022018_KTU_2016 Learning Area Leader: EXPERIENCING – TAS, VET, PDHPE
Mr Kevin Turner
Certificate IV in Training & Assessment – 2000
Certificate IV in Information Technology (PC Support) – 1999
Bachelor of Education: Ballarat University – 1985
Trade Certificate (Carpentry & Joinery) – 1979
Email: KTurner@scotsalbury.nsw.edu.au
Mrs Nikki Maguire_The6021947_NMG_2016 Learning Enhancement Leader
Mrs Nikki Maguire
Master of Education (Inclusive Education): Charles Sturt University – 2013
Certificate IV in Training & Assessment: MBG Education – 2013
Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner – 2011
Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Teaching: Australian Catholic University – 1998
Email: nmaguire@scotsalbury.nsw.edu.au
Mr David Smith_The6022106_DSM_2016 Head of Physical Education (Sport)
Mr David Smith
Diploma in Sports Psychology: University of Leeds, England – 1997
Bachelor of Education (Honours) (Physical Education): University Brighton, England – 1993
FFA C Licence (Senior) Football
Email: smith.david@scotsalbury.nsw.edu.au
Mrs Liz Heitmeyer_The6022015_EHE_2016 Head Of Co-Curricular & Cultural Events
Mrs Liz Heitmeyer
New South Wales Teachers Certificate – 1988
Diploma in Education: Canberra Centre for Adult Education – 1986
Bachelor of Arts: Australian National University – 1985
Email: LHeitmeyer@scotsalbury.nsw.edu.au
Cropped Head of Boarding
Mr Chris Segrave
Graduate Diploma in Education
Bachelor of Commerce
Email: csegrave@scotsalbury.nsw.edu.au
Carr_Mr Jason Carr Junior School Coordinator
AEI-NOOSR equivalence granted – 2006
Bachelor of Arts (Qualified Teacher Status) (Honours): University of Surrey, UK – 1999
Email: JCarr@scotsalbury.nsw.edu.au

 

SENIOR SCHOOL

Senior School Academic Staff

 

Mrs Sue Armstrong_The6021993_SAR_2016 Mrs Suzanne Armstrong
Bachelor of Teaching and Learning Early Childhood, Charles Darwin University – 2014
Diploma of Education (Secondary): Monash University – 1999
Bachelor of Business: Monash University – 1998
Mrs Asher Baker_The6021997_ABA_2016 Ms Asher Baker – Mathematics & Science
Bachelor of Biological Science: La Trobe University – 2006
Graduate Diploma in Education: La Trobe University – 2012
Joshua Bear Mr Joshua Bear
Graduate Diploma in Education: La Trobe University – 2009
Bachelor of Economics: La Trobe University – 2006
people_silhouette 250 Mr Paul Dorsett
Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary), University of Canberra – 2011
Bachelor of Arts, Australian National University – 2010
Mr Dave Edwards Mr David Edwards
Bachelor of Education (Hons) – Design and Technology. The University of Newcastle – 2003
Cert IV in Training and Assessment – 2007
NSW Teachers Certificate – 2005
Trade Certificates – Heavy Vehicle Plant – 1990, Motor Mechanic- 1993, LPG Mechanic – 1995
Karen Ennis cropped Mrs Karen Ennis
Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary): Charles Sturt University – 2009
Bachelor of Business (Marketing): Charles Sturt University – 2004
Jane Holland cropped Mrs Jane Holland
Graduate Diploma in Education – Charles Sturt University – 2001
Bachelor of Arts: University of Melbourne – 1997
Holloway_Karlen_PXL000082_FFWHGKZG_2013.jpg Ms Karlen Holloway
Bachelor of Education (Secondary): Southern Cross University – 2011
Bachelor of Human Movement Science
people_silhouette Mrs Manjit Kaur
Doctor of Education
Master of Education
Graduate Diploma in Theology
Diploma in Education
Bachelor of Arts
Helena K cropped Ms Helena Kernaghan
Graduate Diploma in Education: University of New England – 2007
Master of Music Performance: Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne – 2005
Bachelor of Music Performance (Hons): Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne – 1999
Ms Sue Mitchell_The6022009_SMI_2016 Ms Susan Mitchell – Fine Arts
Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary): La Trobe University – 1992
Bachelor of Arts (FA): Monash University – 1991
Mrs Debbie Nixon Mrs Debbie Nixon – Hospitality
Certificate II in Food Technology: New South Wales TAFE – 2007
Certificate II in Hospitality: New South WalesTAFE – 2007
Certificate IV in Training & Assessment: New South Wales TAFE – 2007
Bachelor of Education: Rusden State Teacher’s College – 1982
Melanie Pearce cropped Mrs Melanie Pearce
Diploma in Education: University of South Australia – 1997
Bachelor of Science: University of South Australia – 1996
Rimmington_Brett_PXL000036_MSTRXTSK_2013.jpg Mr Brett Rimmington
Diploma in Education: University of New England – 1983
Bachelor of Science: University of New England – 1981
Salinger_Patrick_PXL000032_BQLLVGTP_2013_0.jpg Mr Patrick Salinger
Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning / Applied Finance: Charles Sturt University – 2002
Master of Accounting: Charles Sturt University – 2001
PBIAC – 2001
Bachelor of Science: Melbourne University – 1982
Graduate Diploma in Education
ms-deanne-sparkes Ms Deanne Sparkes
Bachelor of Education (K-12 Middle Schooling): Charles Sturt University – 2013
Tainton, Nathan Mr Nathan Tainton
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary)
Ms Daisie Thomas_The6021949_DTH_2016 Ms Elizabeth (Daisie) Thomas
Master of Teaching (Secondary): University of Melbourne – 2009
Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary): University of Melbourne – 2009
Bachelor of Science: University of Melbourne – 2007
Rowena Turner cropped Ms Rowena Turner 
Graduate Diploma in Student Welfare: Melbourne University – 1994
Diploma in Education: Melbourne University – 1981
Bachelor of Arts: Australian National University – 1979
Miss Christie Ward_The6022823_CWA_2016 Ms Christie Ward – Human Society Environment
Master of Teaching: University of Sydney – 2015
Diploma of Arts: University of Sydney – 2013
Bachelor of Arts (Honours): University of Sydney – 2012
Mrs Janet Westland_The6021983_JWE_2016 Mrs Janet Westland
Higher Diploma in Teaching (Secondary) Home Economics: Rusden State College – 1976
Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Career Development): Australian Catholic University – 2011
Mrs Jessica Yabsley_The6022807_JYA_2016 Ms Jessie Yabsley
Master of Teaching: University of Sydney – 2012
Bachelor of Liberal Students (Neuroscience & Germanic Studies): University of Sydney – 2009

 

JUNIOR SCHOOL

Junior School Home Room Teachers

 

Kindergarten: Ms Emma Carter

Mrs Kate Spargo_The6022270_KSP_2016 Year 1: Mrs Katherine Spargo (Monday – Wednesday)
Bachelor of Education: La Trobe University – 1996
Diploma in Teaching: Institute of Catholic Education – 1989
Cahill_Mrs Melissah Cahill Year 1: Mrs Melissah Cahill (Thursday & Friday)
Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) – Charles Sturt University – 2006
mrs-stacey-cooper Year 2: Mrs Stacey Cooper
Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood)
Mrs Amanda Laycock_The6021951_ALA_2016 Year 3: Mrs Amanda Laycock
Master of Education (Educational Leadership): Charles Sturt University – 2012
Bachelor of Education (Primary): University of Canberra – 1998
Byrt_Mrs Shelley Byrt Year 4: Mrs Shelley Byrt
Bachelor of Education: Deakin University – 1994
Bachelor of Arts: Deakin University – 1992
Carr_Mr Jason Carr Year 4: Mr Jason Carr
AEI-NOOSR equivalence granted – 2006
Bachelor of Arts (Qualified Teacher Status) (Honours): University of Surrey, UK – 1999
Ms Jacqui Turner_The1000267_JTU_2016 Year 5: Ms Jacqui Turner
Bachelor of Arts (Human Movement Studies): University of Steallenbosch, South Africa – 2000
Higher Diploma in Education, Early Childhood Development: Foundation Phase (Post Grad.),
Cape Technikon incorp. The Cape Town College of Education, South Africa – 2001
mr-tony-grigg Year 5: Mr Tony Grigg
Graduate Diploma in Education (P-12): La Trobe University – 2008
Master of Taxation: University of New South Wales – 2006
Bachelor of Business (Tourism Management): Charles Sturt University – 2000
people_silhouette 250 Year 6: Mr Simon Van Dinter
Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Teaching, Australian Catholic University – 1996 TESOL (Certificate) IV) – 2005
IB Certificate in Teaching and Learning, German European School Singapore –  2006
IB Certificate in Leadership, Australian International School Singapore – 2014
people_silhouette 250 Year 6: Ms Georgie Parker
Bachelor of Education (Primary) – Deakin – 2013

 

JUNIOR SCHOOL SPECIALIST STAFF

 

Mrs Gai Liley Ms Gai Liley – Garden and Art
Bachelor of Education (Infants / Primary): University of New England – 1985
Mrs Marita Watson_The6022007_MWA_2016 Mrs Marita Watson – Music
Music Education (Music): La Trobe University – 2005
Bachelor of Music Education: Melbourne University – 1981
Masters, Nicole Dr Nikki Masters – Learning Enhancement
PhD., M.Ed.(Special Ed.), PostGradCertinEd.(Gifted Ed.), B.Ed
Mellick, Janelle Ms Janelle Quinn – Learning Enhancement
Bachelor in Business (Marketing/Tourism Management): Charles Sturt University – 1996
people_silhouette 250 Ms Emma Habermann – Learning Enhancement
Master of Teaching (Primary), University of New England – 2017
Bachelor of Social Work, La Trobe University – 2008

 

 JUNIOR AND SENIOR SCHOOLS ACADEMIC STAFF

 

Mr Douglas Agar_The6021989_DAG_2016 Mr Douglas Agar – French
Master of Applied Linguistics: Macquarie University – 2014
Master of Research with Distinction: Macquarie University – 2015
Higher Diploma of Education: Ireland – 2005
Bachelor of Arts (Honours): University of Dublin – 2004
Catriona-Boyles cropped Ms Catriona Byles – Music
Graduate Diploma in Education: University of New England – 2009
Bachelor of Arts: University of Melbourne – 2006
Alley  McGhee_Page_Website Mrs Alison McGhee – PDHPE
Bachelor of Physical Education: Australian College of Physical Education, Sydney – 1991
Diploma in Teaching: Australian College of Physical Education, Sydney – 1987
Mrs Jacqui Salinger_The6021981_JSA_2016 Mrs Jacqueline Salinger – Japanese
Graduate Diploma in Education: Melbourne University – 1992
Bachelor of Arts: Melbourne University – 1991
people_silhouette 250 Ms Tammy Neilson – LOTE Teacher
Graduate Diploma in Education (P-12) (LOTE), La Trobe University – 2006
Bachelor of Arts(Asian Studies), University of NSW – 2001
rachael mcnamara2 Ms Rachel McNamara – Production
Graduate Diploma in Education (P-12): La Trobe University – 2012
Bachelor of Arts (Performance) University of Western Sydney – 2003
people_silhouette 250 Ms Sonia Hetherington – Learning Enhancement
Diploma in Counselling, Churchhill Education – 2018
Diploma of Education Support, Gippsland TAFE – 2014
Certificate IV in Business (Frontline Management) ,TSA – 2005
Certificate in Disability Standards for Education (Junior School), University of Canberra – Education Institute – 2014

 

PRE-SCHOOL

 

Mrs Belinda Cottrell_The6021937_COTTRB_2016 Director of Pre-school: Mrs Belinda Cottrell
Diploma in Teaching (Early Childhood):
Ass.Dip.(Special Education)
Mrs Natalee Goodwin_The6022236_N62234_2016 Pre-school Teacher: Mrs Natalee Goodwin
Post Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies: University of Melbourne – 2002
Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies: University of Melbourne – 2000
Mrs Jennifer Dewar_The1000188_DEWARS_2016 Pre-school Assistant: Mrs Jennifer Dewar
Certificate III in Children’s Services: Albury Wodonga Community College – 2012

 

BOARDING HOUSE

 

Cropped Head of Boarding & Sellars Boarding House (Boys)
Mr Chris Segrave
Graduate Diploma in Education
Bachelor of Commerce
_MG_9719 Head of Wilson Boarding House (Girls)
Ms Scout Symons

 

WELLBEING TEAM

 

Ms Jessie O'Donnell_The6021975_JOD_2016 Ms Jessie O’Donnell – School Counsellor
Bachelor of Social Work: La Trobe University – 2010
Bachelor of Human Services: La Trobe University – 2010
Scott Ramsdell Mr Scott Ramsdell – Psychologist
Graduate Diploma in Education: University of Melbourne – 1992
Graduate Diploma in Educational Psychology: Monash University (Clayton) – 1994
Master in Psychology – Child and Educational 1995-1999
Website Mrs Elsa Kilgour – School Nurse

ASSISTING STAFF

Miss Brigitte Bailey_The6021987_N61986_2016 Ms Brigitte Bailey – Teaching Assistant
Cert III (Youth Work)
Mrs Jan Beasley_The6021995_JBA_2016 Mrs Jan Beasley – Laboratory Manager
Bachelor of Science
Associate Diploma in Applied Science
Clifford, Mark Mr Mark Clifford – D&T Assistant
Mrs Sally Myer_The6021956_TYRRES_2016 Mrs Sally Myer – Visual Arts Assistant
Delmenico_Mrs Fiona Delmenico Mrs Fiona Delmenico – Food Technology Assistant

PIPE BAND

 

Mr Scott Nicolson_The6022002_NICOSC_2016 Mr Scott Nicolson – Leader
B.Com. (Mktg.Mgt.), APBA National Adjudicator, APBA Adv.Cert.Piping
Mr Tom Mewett_The6022011_MEWETT_2016 Mr Tom Mewett – Drum Tutor
B.Bus

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