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), Trudy Bush (Assistant to Craig Edwards), Jodie Roberson (Reception), Craig Osteraas (Building Services Officer).

Arts and Events

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

Staff Members: Rod Harding (Executive Teacher), Kelly Roberts, Kristie Mack, Kate Leedham, Shannon Kowalick, Sandra France, Ella Packham, Isabelle Mackay-Sim

English and Library

English,  Indigenous Languages and Culture, Interdisciplinary Inquiry

Staff Members: Claire Sandrey (Acting Executive Teacher), Louise Martingale, Kylie Seluka, Tneal Maher, James Houlcroft, Elinor Archer, Melinda Jenkins, Karinne Campbell, Margaret O’Donell, Sam Bennett (IT officer).

Humanities and Engagement – Engagement Leader 1

Global Studies, History, Sociology, Support Programs

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

Design Technology, VET & Careers

Hospitality, Cafe Operations, Food Studies, Graphic Design & Architecture, Community Services, Woodwork, Building & Construction, Automotive.

Staff Members: Jenny Cowell (Executive Teacher), Vidya Nath, Niki Van Buuren, Jill Pettifer, Holly Williams, Vicki Jackson,  Jackson Nichols, Paul Howard

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: Yani Tian (Acting Executive Teacher), John Healy, Christiane Roth, Marcus Lee, Georgia Jiao, Alexis Adams, Janelle Boreham, Cay Merritt, Jin Ying,  Vanny Ho, Entidhar Alridha

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

Biology, Chemistry, General Science, Oceanography, Physics, Earth Science, Programming, Web Design, Robotics, Engineering, UAV.

Staff Members: Josephine Kim (Executive Teacher), Christopher Hammerer, Tania Balind, Tara Goodsell, Andrew Mahoney, Melissa Paramo, Stephen Box, Ryan Davis-Philp, John Forrest, Hayley Goyne, Glenda Cormie

Social Science/Engagement Leader 2

Psychology, Legal Studies, Business, Economics

Staff Members: Vanessa Akister, (Acting Executive Teacher/Leader 2), Lia McKerihan, Zain Mohsin, Jason Abela, Rosetta Gagliardi, Elizabeth Gladwin, Bradley McDonell

Maths/ IT / Engagement Leader 3

Specialist Maths (with Extension), Maths Methods, Maths Applications, Maths Essentials.

Staff Members: David Green (Acting Executive Teacher/Leader 3), Micah Chubb, Rachel Watkins, Uma Ramiah, Caroline Evers, Emily Hathaway

Student Engagement Administration Team

Student Engagement, School Leaders, School Psychologist, Support Workers.

Staff Members: Anne-Maree Wigney, Lyndal Bolton, Karen Burt

Yr 11 Advisors: Rosetta Gagliardi, Tara Goodsell, Margaret O’Donell

Yr 12 Advisors: Ella Packham, John Forrest, Tania Balind

Case Managers: Vanessa Akister, Katie Molloy, Gustavo Rivera

School Psychologist: Graham Mackay (Wed - Fri)

Indigenous Contact Officer: Elinor Archer (Tues, Thur-Fri)

Indigenous Support Worker: Jenny Dries (Thur- Fri)