Our Staff

Dr Barbara Harding

Principal

Subjects:

Philosophy

Classical Studies

Qualifications:

Honours in Bachelor of Arts (Australian Studies and Drama)

Degree of Doctor of Philosophy

Graduate Diploma of Education

Teaching Experience:

Teacher at Muirden Senior College since 2003. Barbara has taught Professional English, and in the Foundation Course at Flinders University. Experience at assessment at SACE Board level. Experienced SACE Board Marker.

Dr Lynne Grbin

Deputy Principal

Subjects:

Biology

Psychology

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Doctor of Philosophy

Graduate Diploma of Education

Teaching Experience:

Lynne has experience teaching General Science, Advanced Science, Psychology and Biology for 10 years. Lynne has also been a Director in a consultancy business specialising in scientific research contracts. Experienced SACE Marker and Moderator.

Amber Clark

Subjects:

Media Studies

Society and Culture

Modern History

Other Duties:

Careers Pathways Counsellor

Study Support

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Education (Middle/Secondary Schooling)

Bachelor of Art (History/Media)

Higher National Diploma in Business

Teaching Experience:

Teacher at Muirden Senior College since 2014. Amber has a wide career in national and international government agencies, focusing on education. Amber is a published author on the history of Whitmore Square for History SA. Experienced SACE Marker and Moderator.

Matthew D’Aloisio

Subjects:

English

English Literary Studies

Research Project

Psychology

Other Duties:

Study Support

Qualifications:

Masters of Teaching
Bachelor of Arts

Teaching Experience:

Mentor/Tutor Psychology and English at Christian Brothers College.

Angela Facchini

Subjects:

Art

Digital Photography

Design

Creative Arts

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Visual Arts and Design (Photography)

Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning

Teaching Experience:

Teacher at Muirden Senior College since 2010. Angela has taught Art, Design and Multi Media at St. Aloysius College, Henley High School and St Joseph’s School where she was Head of the Art Department. Experienced SACE Marker and Moderator.

Peter Geelen

Subjects:

Physics

Qualifications:

Diploma in Teaching

Bachelor of Education

Teaching Experience:

Peter has taught Physics, Mathematics and General Science for 35 years in various schools across South Australia and has 6 years of experience as the coordinator for Mathematics and Science. He was the winner of the BHP Teaching Award for Excellence in Science in 1994 & 1995, and in 2005 received the Premier’s Teachers Award. Peter is also a UK/Australian Teacher Fellow.

Brett Jenner

Subjects:

Australian and International Politics

Legal Studies

English Stage 1

Research Project

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Arts (Majors: History and Legal Studies, Minor: American Studies)

Graduate Diploma in Education

Teaching Experience:

Teacher at Muirden Senior College since 2013. Experienced SACE Marker and Moderator.

Tom Liggins

Subjects:

Information Technology

General Mathematics

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Visual Communication, University of South Australia
Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education, Griffith University
Certificate IV as a Workplace Trainer and Assessor, MBG Education

Teaching Experience:

Tom worked for Cambridge International College as a Graphic Pre-Press and Multimedia Trainer for 3 years. Then in Japan teaching English for Ittti Japan for 2 and a half years. His most recent position was teaching Maths, Technology and Art at Richmond State School in remote North Queensland for 2 years.

Lan Lieu

Subjects:

Mathematical Methods

Specialist Mathematics

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Diploma in Languages

Graduate Diploma in Education

Teaching Experience:

Teacher at Muirden Senior College since 2011. Lan has previously taught at the Australian Science and Mathematics School.

Ryan Lynch

Subjects:

Personal Learning Plan

Research Project

Integrated Learning

Media Studies

Qualifications:

Master of Science in English Education

Bachelor of Science in English Teaching

Teaching Experience:

English teacher in Connecticut USA for 4 years. Freelance writer in the USA. Ryan has been a Secondary Schools Relief Teacher at various Adelaide Schools teaching English, Maths, Drama and Science. Freelance writer Rip It Up magazine.

Thomas Meegan

Subjects:

Accounting

Business Studies

Economics

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Economics

Business and Economics Study Tour 2011 (Universidad de Santiago, Chile)

Graduate Diploma in Education

Bachelor of Arts (History)

Teaching Experience:

Teacher at Muirden since 2017 and Marryatville High School Learning Assistance Program in 2016. For the past four years, Thomas has worked with News Corp in a range of capacities including advertising consultant, market manager, business analyst and public relations consultant.

Elizabeth Shackleford

Subjects:

Chemistry

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science

Diploma of Education

Teaching Experience:

Elizabeth works as a Tutor at Uni SA in Chemistry and has taught Stage 1 & 2 Chemistry at Christian Brothers College and St Peter’s Girls Collegiate, and Mathematics and general science at other Independent Schools.