Teaching and Administrative staff

Dickson College teaching staff are experts in their areas, and all are fully qualified and registered with the Teacher Quality Institute.

If you would like to speak with a member of staff, contact our reception area on (02) 6142 0140 or you can email teachers using the format:

The school psychologist is available Wednesday to Friday in Student Engagement to support students with more complex needs.

Our Executive Teacher, Assessment and Certification, is available to discuss requirements of the ACT Senior Secondary Certificate.

Our teaching staff are complemented by an administrative team that works across the college to ensure that teaching staff and students are well supported.

College Reception and Front Office

Facilities Management, College Finances and Front Office.

Staff Members: Alex Tibbetts (Business & Facilities Manager), Emily Gulliver (Finance Officer), Madeleine Wynne (Staffing Officer), Craig Osteraas (Building Services Officer), Sam Bennett (IT Officer), Trudy Bush (Assistant to the Principal), Jodie Roberson (Reception).

Arts and Events

Visual Arts, Ceramics, Dance, Drama, Music, Photography (Digital and B & W) and Media.

Staff Members: Rod Harding (Executive Teacher), Kristie Mack, Tneal Maher, Kate Leedham, Shannon Kowalick, Matthew Arceo, Ella Packham, Isabelle Mackay-Sim, Sui Jackson (Arts Assistant).

English and Library

English,  Indigenous Languages and Culture, Interdisciplinary Inquiry

Staff Members: Claire Sandrey (Executive Teacher), Louise Martingale, Kylie Seluka, James Houlcroft, Matthew Dixon, Simone Le Lievre, Maria Waldron, Elinor Archer, Melinda Jenkins, Karinne Campbell, Margaret O’Donell.

Humanities and Engagement / Engagement Leader 1

Global Studies, History, Support Programs

Staff Members: Caitlin Hanby (Executive Teacher/Leader 1), Robert Howatson, Gustavo Rivera, Stephanie Burns, Katie Molloy, Kyelee MacIntosh, Patrick Lubilanji, Melinda Whiles, Hedyeh Albohamal, Nidup Zangmo.

Design Technology, Engineering, VET & Careers

Hospitality, Cafe Operations, Food Studies, Graphic Design & Designed Environments, Social and Community, Timber Products, Construction Pathways, Engineering, Automotive Technology, Design & Textiles and Design & Graphics.

Staff Members: Jenny Cowell (Executive Teacher), Ryan Davis-Philp, Lia McKerihan, James Campton, Ray Redman, Niki Van Buuren, Kylie Foira, Sharyn Thomas, Holly Williams, Vicki Jackson, Jackson Nichols.

Languages - including English as a Second Language (ESL), International Private Students (IPS), Refugee Bridging Program (RBP) and Secondary Introductory English Centre (SIEC).

Languages: Chinese (Mandarin), French, Indonesian and Japanese. SIEC: Year 7 - 12 Intensive English language learning.

Staff Members: Reece Cheater (Executive Teacher), Christiane Roth, Marcus Lee, Georgia Jiao, Cay Merritt, Margaret O’Donell, Jing Yin, Yani Tian, Lis O’Daly, Lizy Delgado, Vanny Ho, Entidhar Alridha.

Science, Health and PE (SHAPE) , Assessment and Certification

Biology, Chemistry, General Science, Interdisciplinary Science, Physics, Earth Science.

Staff Members: Josephine Kim (Executive Teacher), Christopher Hammerer, Tania Balind, Tara Goodsell, Andrew Mahoney, Melissa Paramo, John Forrest, Adam Cavanagh, Hayley Goyne.

Social Science / Engagement Leader 2

Psychology, Legal Studies, Sociology, Business, Economics

Staff Members: Vanessa Akister, (Acting Executive Teacher/Leader 2), Tracey Bailey, Fiona Game, Freya Bundey, Natalie Anderson, Stephanie Burns, Elizabeth Gladwin, Bradley McDonell

Maths / IT / Engagement Leader 3

Specialist Mathematics, Specialist Methods, Mathematical Methods, Mathematical Applications and Essential Mathematics, Digital Technologies, Robotics & Mechatronics.

Staff Members: Grant Davoren (Executive Teacher/Leader 3), Christopher Hammerer, Micah Chubb, Osman Adam, Yuhong Jiang, Penny Troy, Caroline Evers, Emily Hathaway, David Green

Student Engagement Administration Team

Student Engagement, School Leaders, School Psychologist

Staff Members: Anne-Maree Wigney, Jennifer Heath, Elizabeth Hodgson

Yr 11 Advisors: David Green, John Forrest, Tania Balind

Yr 12 Advisors: Margaret O’Donell, Tara Goodsell, Stephanie Burns

Case Managers: Vanessa Akister, Katie Molloy, Gustavo Rivera

School Psychologist: Graham Mackay (Wed - Fri)

Indigenous Contact Officer: Robert Howatson