Meet The Staff

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Meet Our Staff

At the top of the list when measuring the quality of a school has to be the quality of the teaching staff. We are beyond fortunate to have a team of teachers truly dedicated to positive outcomes for all children.

Meet our teachers below!

Leadership & Administration

Maree Morris

Maree Morris

Principal (Email: mmorris@sbgisborne.catholic.edu.au)

Hi, I’m Maree Morris. I  live in the beautiful township of Gisborne and feel blessed to be Principal here at St Brigid’s.

I have two amazing, adult children who also attended St Brigid’s. We live on acreage with dogs, cats, horses and many gorgeous chickens who provide us with fresh eggs and friendship!

I am passionate about education and feel privileged to have been a teacher and leader in a number of Catholic schools. At St Brigid’s, we aspire to ignite the passions and learning of each individual. We nurture relationships, develop connections and build community.
We pride ourselves on our excellent practices, high expectations and dedicated staff!

I am truly blessed to be leading St Brigid’s school; a proud, vibrant, high achieving school with a deep commitment to offering your children an education of the highest standards.

I look forward to meeting you.

Melanie Daly

Melanie Daly

Wellbeing / Religious Education Leader / Deputy Principal (Email: mdaly@sbgisborne.catholic.edu.au)

I have a passion for wellbeing and authentic community connections.  I love coming to school each day and have been connected to the St Brigid’s family for over 10 years.  Our strong bonds are what makes us special!  Each child and family member are valued for what they bring to our community.  We support, inspire and nurture the growth in each other, developing and expressing our unique gifts and talents.  I am passionate about empowering young people to take action in our world and am blessed by being able to work alongside many amazing students in my role as Mini Vinnies Social Justice leader.  When I am not at school I love family time, playing golf or spending time in nature.  I also love time with our family pets, our dog, cats, goats, snake and lizards.  

Lisa Wilson

Lisa Wilson

Administration (Email: lwilson@sbgisborne.catholic.edu.au)

I have worked at St Brigid’s for over 10 years and have enjoyed every day.

I believe first impressions are important so I greet everyone to our beautiful school with a cheery and welcoming smile.  No two days are ever the same and there’s never a dull moment.

 

Teresa Pierobon

Teresa Pierobon

Administration (Email: office@sbgisborne.catholic.edu.au)

New to St Brigid’s and the area in 2021, I’m excited to get to know everyone and connect with our local community.  At St Brigid’s, you’ll find me in the office, I’ll be taking care of accounts and looking after the school and your children’s needs as required. 

 

Petrina O'Grady

Petrina O'Grady

Learning and Teaching Leader (Email: pogrady@sbgisborne.catholic.edu.au)

2021 has been a great start for me and my family. We have recently moved to Bullengarook, I have joined the teaching staff here at St Brigid’s as Learning and Teaching Leader and my eldest son has started Prep at St Brigid’s.
We have been welcomed so well into the community of St Brigid’s and I look forward to working alongside teachers and parents this year.
I have a passion for being a lifelong learner. My belief is that we never stop learning each and every day. We learn from one another, we learn from our experiences and we learn best as a community.
I am blessed to be a part of the St Brigid’s community because the values of courage, faith, courage and strength are ones I hold close to my heart.
I wish all families and staff the very best to a great year ahead.
Chek Stevens

Chek Stevens

Learning Diversity Leader (Email: cstevens@sbgisborne.catholic.edu.au)

I simply love the community of St Brigid’s. The genuine connectedness between students, staff, families and the wider community makes our school the most wonderfully warm place to grow and learn together. I feel blessed and proud to work in such a supportive, dynamic and inspiring learning environment.  
Outside of school I enjoy sports of all sorts and spending time with family and good mates.

Tome Murrone

Tome Murrone

Pastoral Worker (Email: tmurrone@sbgisborne.catholic.edu.au)

Hi Im Tome and I’m very excited to be part of the community here at St Brigids. I love all things wellbeing and feel privileged to be working with the children and staff here. When I’m not at school, I’m usually in the garden or exploring new places with my wife and dog. You can find me in the wellbeing
room located on the corner of the learning St.
Drop in and say hi anytime.

Grade Prep Teachers

Keena Lane-Kerton

Keena Lane-Kerton

Foundation / Prep Teacher (Email: klane-kerton@sbgisborne.catholic.edu.au)

Hi I’m Keena and I have the privilege of working with the youngest at St. Brigid’s; the Foundation year children. Every day in our learning space is an adventure where the children use their natural curiosity to explore, ask questions, have fun, make new friends and develop their enthusiasm and love for learning. It’s exciting to see these little ones grow and learn. St. Brigid’s is a great example of a community that cares for and about children. As we are a small school we all know and look out for each other.
When I am not at St. Brigid’s I love to spend time with my family and friends. I play and coach netball and enjoy reading and going to the movies.

Alex Williams

Alex Williams

Foundation / Prep Teacher (Email: awilliams@sbgisborne.catholic.edu.au)

Hi everyone, I’m Alex Williams and this year I am new to St Brigid’s as the Prep teacher. I have been a Prep teacher for a number of years and I cherish watching young minds grow and learn in their first year of primary school. I am looking forward to having such a great year with everyone in the St Brigid’s parish community.

Grade 1/2 Teachers

Brodie Goricanec

Brodie Goricanec

Junior Classroom Teacher (Email: bgoricanec@sbgisborne.catholic.edu.au)

I love working at St Brigid’s because every day I get to be part of a collaborative, supportive and inclusive learning community. I love that I get to provide my students with rich, engaging and relevant learning opportunities that promote self-motivation, curiosity, collaboration, and resilience.

There is also such a strong sense of community throughout the school, which instantly made me and anyone else who enters feel welcome.

Outside of work and school, I enjoy spending time with my friends over coffee and long brunches, going to the gym, watching football and playing netball.

Lisa Zervos

Lisa Zervos

Junior Classroom Teacher (Email: lzervos@sbgisborne.catholic.edu.au)

Hi I’m Lisa and I am fairly new to St Brigid’s and to Gisborne. I love being a teacher and it’s hard for me to put into words what I love best. I think it is seeing children grow, mature and develop and work out their place in the world. The best part is, they get to do this while having fun with friends. It’s rewarding and exciting to see these little ones grow and learn. I love coming to St Brigid’s each day and everyone having the time to have a chat and check in with each other. 
When I am not at  work I love to spend time with my 3 children and my family who keep me very busy.  
Mariah Plumb

Mariah Plumb

Junior School Classroom Teacher (Email: mplumb@sbgisborne.catholic.edu.au)

I love working at St Brigid’s because it is an inclusive, collaborative and supportive learning community.  As a small school it is fantastic to see the strong connections between parents, students, teachers and the wider community. I enjoy working in the Seniors and seeing the students grow as leaders and as people. They are able to engage in hands on learning tasks that ignites their curiosity and creativity for the world around them. Outside of school I enjoy watching my beloved Bombers play footy, going to the beach, playing netball and hanging out with my friends and family.

Grade 3/4 Teachers

Adam Bremner

Adam Bremner

Middle School Classroom Teacher (Email: abremner@sbgisborne.catholic.edu.au)

St Brigid’s Primary has such a wonderful community and I love being a part of it. The friendly faces that I get to see every day make it such a happy place to be. The staff’s dedication to learning, and the student’s willingness to try new things, make it a creative and energetic learning environment. I have only been teaching here for a short time, but I look forward to putting many years into the school. I enjoy being in the outdoors, hiking and exploring, and the school location means that it’s only a very short drive to exploring state parks and with playground views of Mt Macedon, I can’t think of a better place to teach.

Hayley Milner

Hayley Milner

Middle School Classroom Teacher (Email: hmilner@sbgisborne.catholic.edu.au)

Hi, I’m Hayley and I am new to St Brigid’s this year, teaching Grade 3/4. I grew up in the Macedon Ranges, studied and lived in Melbourne and more recently in London, teaching and traveling the UK and Europe. The whole school community of St Brigid’s has been incredibly welcoming. I feel privileged to be a part of it, and look forward to continuing to contribute and get to know everyone. I value making connections with students and families, helping students make positive memories at school and reach their full potential in all facets of school life. When I am not teaching I love spending time with family, friends and my border collie, Ida. I also play netball and enjoy dance. I have a passion for music, food, health and the environment. I can’t wait to watch our students learn and grow this year.

Rachel Goodyear Glassy

Rachel Goodyear Glassy

Middle School Classroom Teacher

Hi,

I’m Rachel and I am very excited to be working at St Brigid’s next term in Grade 3/4. I have been teaching in the Macedon Ranges for the past 20 years and during this time I have had the privilege to watch our future generations flourish into confident, compassionate and amazing young adults. My passion and goals have always been to create learning spaces that allow students to be successful, through risk taking, inquiry and embracing individuality. My philosophy is all about providing an engaging, fun and inclusive learning environment, that encourages students to become lifelong learners. The welfare of all students and their families is extremely important to me.

I have heard so many wonderful reports about St Brigid’s and I am looking forward to becoming part of the St Brigid’s community.

In my spare time I love walking up Mt Macedon, skiing, hanging out with family, travelling, eating out, playing with my dog Bosco and trying to get out of housework!

Grade 5/6 Teachers

Leigh Shore

Leigh Shore

Senior Classroom Teacher (Email: lshore@sbgisborne.catholic.edu.au)

Hello. My name is Leigh Shore and I teach the Seniors. I have only been at St Brigid’s for a short time, but I have managed to form many friendships due to the welcoming nature of the school. The sense of community is all around us with support coming from staff, parents and the children. I love developing the minds of our young learners and enjoy being a part of all their WOW moments.  Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my family; reading and watching my children play sport.

Stephanie Briggs

Stephanie Briggs

Senior School Classroom Teacher (Email sbriggs@sbgisborne.catholic.edu.au)

I am honoured and thrilled to be a 5th and 6th grade teacher this year with Leigh Shore. 

 I take my job very seriously, but despite my great effort and my good intentions, I sometimes fumble.     I was not a perfect student and I don’t expect my students to be.  We all learn differently.  I encourage those I teach to help me understand how they learn best.  I pride myself on knowing an individual’s dreams inside and outside of school.  I try to connect them, for that is where one will find the true joy in learning.  I have completed teaching rounds in Western Australia and the Northern Territory, with a great love for Indigenous culture and life.  I live with my partner Dev and our daughter August who is 3.  Some of my very favorite activities include gardening, alongside my pets and reading.  I really enjoy spending my weekends exploring new and old places and going on adventures with my family.  I hope that alongside the school community, I can ensure my students have a truly remarkable education at St Brigid’s, as I embrace my first year at our school wholeheartedly, with passion and the willingness to grow. 

Specialised Teachers

Jackie Schober

Jackie Schober

Digital Technology Teacher & Visual Arts (email: jschober@sbgisborne.catholic.edu.au)

Hello! My name is Jackie and I feel so lucky to be a part of the St Brigid’s family in more ways than one. I have been a parent here for nine years, but now I am also on staff to co-ordinate the school’s ICT and expand student learning in the world of Digital Technologies and visual Arts as well.

In my spare time, I love to be with my family. We love live music, travelling and watching and playing sport. We all love our cheeky dog Willie, who is naughty but just so adorable! He keeps us very busy!

Jess Glasson

Jess Glasson

Physical Education Teacher (Email: jglasson@sbgisborne.catholic.edu.au)

Hi, I’m Jess and I joined the St Brigid’s team in 2021.  I have been teaching PE for over 10 years. I am very passionate about developing the physical literacy of my students, so they can go on to be healthy and active adults.  I feel very fortunate to be a part of the St Brigid’s family, it is such a welcoming community where every student is truly valued for their individual talents.  As a teacher it is a great privilege watching my students develop their skills and confidence throughout the year.

In my spare time I love spending time with my family, playing netball, water skiing and camping.

Emma Barker

Emma Barker

Sustainability and Grade 1/2 (Email: emmabarker@sbgisborne.catholic.edu.au)

I love my St. Brigid’s family. As a past student, an involved parent of over 10 years and a teacher, I am a very passionate and proud member of our school community. My children and I could not wish for a more loving and supportive environment to learn and grow. I am grateful for the dedication and enthusiasm our staff, parents and students alike show each and every day to make our community so unique.

I am very fortunate in my role to be able to teach and get to know every student at St. Brigid’s each week. I learn so much from them and am excited about what we can achieve together as a team.

Annie Irwin

Annie Irwin

Japanese through STEAM (Email: airwin@sbgisborne.catholic.edu.au)

This will be my sixth year teaching at St Brigid’s and I still pinch myself every time I come to work.  It actually doesn’t feel like work, it feels like being with an extended family of learners! Outside of school, I enjoy going to the movies, watching the Tigers play footy with my family and being in the bush.

Kieran Connell

Kieran Connell

ICT Support and Help-Desk (Email: kconnell@sbgisborne.catholic.edu.au)

My role at St Brigid’s is ICT, support and online help-desk.

After four decades of teaching I still enjoy coming into our school and working with everyone. Each day is different from the one before.

The feeling of community, the care and concern for the students, teachers parents and visitors makes St Brigid’s a very special school and I count myself very lucky to have been a part of it.

Education Support Officers

Jenny Lunn

Jenny Lunn

Education Support Officer / Pastoral Care Officer: (Email: jlunn@sbgisborne.catholic.edu.au)

My name is Jenny Lunn and I am the new Pastoral Care Officer. I am here to support the students of St Brigid’s to achieve and be their best through supporting their emotional and social wellbeing. I have a bachelor of Psychology Degree and am currently undertaking a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy to enable me to further support St. Brigid’s students. When I am not working, I enjoy art, foreign films and long brunches.  If you see me wondering around come and say ‘Hi!’. I look forward to meeting you.

Robyn Delaney

Robyn Delaney

Education Support Officer (Email: rdelaney@sbgisborne.catholic.edu.au)

Hi, I’m Robyn and I’m a Learning Support Officer here at St. Brigid’s.  I love the sense of belonging and community felt here, built by the relationships between students, staff and families.  I believe this is St. Brigid’s greatest strength, one reason my children attended the school and why I’ve been here since 2000.  
At St. Brigid’s we truly know our students – their individual needs, learning styles, motivators, likes and dislikes and their abilities. Our teamwork creates successful partnerships and improves the learning outcomes for all students – whatever their starting point.
I encourage each student’s personal belief in their ability to succeed – so that they are engaged and feel they belong, in an environment which is both playful and yet challenging.  
When I’m not at St. Brigid’s, I enjoy being with my family and friends, and getting away in the bush camping and getting back to nature.

Leanne Humphreys

Leanne Humphreys

Education Support Officer (Email: lhumphreys@sbgisborne.catholic.edu.au)

I am new to St Brigid’s in 2020 as an Education Support Officer.  I am delighted to come to this school every day and interact with professionals who are so supportive, welcoming families and especially the amazing children who surprise me constantly with their witty humour, kindness for others and zest for learning.  As a past student of St Brigid’s over 40 years ago, it is truly amazing to return to where I started my education and life journey.  I changed careers 4 years ago and am currently studying my Bachelor of Early Childhood and Primary Education.  Outside of school you will always find me in my garden, with my family (husband and three children), cruising or planning weekend getaway adventures.

Sinead Scott

Sinead Scott

Education Support Officer (Email: sscott@sbgisborne.catholic.edu.au)

I have worked as a learning support officer for six years as of this year and enjoy helping children to learn new skills both academically and socially. I am also interested in martial arts and used to instruct children’s martial art classes in Brunswick. It was here that I really enjoyed teaching kids important life skills that could help them in understanding how to deal with conflict and communicate better with others. Outside of working in a school as an LSO I really enjoy snowboarding with my university friends as well as playing basketball and footy!

Rebecca Taylor

Rebecca Taylor

Education Support Officer (Email: rtaylor@sbgisborne.catholic.edu.au)

I started at St Brigid’s in 2019 on my work placement and I was fortunate enough to be given a part-time job that has been flexible between my young family and my studies.  I am a true believer that all students should be given the opportunity to reach their highest potential and this is what St Brigid’s gives to their students as well as a nurturing and supportive school environment that reflects the wider community.  When I am not at St Brigid’s you will find me with my family, watching footy, gardening, reading a good book or down at the beach.

Natasha Jolly

Natasha Jolly

Education Support Officer

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Gary Johnstone

Gary Johnstone

Education Support Officer

Following 36 years in business and 6 years of retirement I found myself a little bored and craving something more meaningful to do.  After facilitating leadership development programs for 7 years during the latter stages of my business life, and having 3 children and 5 Grandchildren I knew I loved 3 things:

Delivering learning, supporting and caring for kids, helping others achieve their goals.
Being a Learning Support Officer at St Brigid’s is an everyday opportunity to do the 3 things I love.
Helping our excellent teachers be the best they can be, and helping our amazing students in the right way at just the right moment is my daily goal.
When I get it right, it’s very rewarding, doesn’t feel a bit like work, and I know I’m definitely doing something worthwhile.
Outside of “work” at St Brigid’s I enjoy my family, playing golf locally, going on golf trips, watching movies, and doing some volunteer driving for the local council.
Genevieve Serong

Genevieve Serong

Education Support Officer

Coming Soon

Ian Cooper

Ian Cooper

Education Support Officer

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Tanya Modola

Tanya Modola

Education Support Officer

Coming Soon

Kylie Vacirca

Kylie Vacirca

Education Support Officer

Coming Soon

Susan Cairns

Susan Cairns

Education Support Officer

Coming Soon

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