Our Staff

Dr Barbara Harding

Principal

Subjects:

Philosophy

Classical Studies

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (Australian Studies and Drama)

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.

Vanathi Arulmuruganar

Subjects:

Accounting

Business Studies

Economics

Qualifications:

Masters of Teaching (Primary/Secondary)

Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting & Marketing)

Teaching Experience:

Vanathi has worked at Woodville High School and has had various tutoring and mentoring experience in Victoria. Previously, she has worked as a client service consultant in a major US construction software company, as an accountant and as a market researcher.

Amber Clark

Subjects:

Media Studies

Society and Culture

Modern History

Other Duties:

Career 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.

Mathew D’Aloisio

Subjects:

English

English Literary Studies

Essential English

Psychology

Other Duties:

Study Support

Qualifications:

Masters of Teaching
Bachelor of Arts

Teaching Experience:

Mentor/Tutor of 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 Multimedia 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

Research Project

Other Duties:

Study Support

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.

CLAIRE KELLAWAY

Subjects:

Information Technology

General Mathematics

Information Processing and Publishing

Other Duties:

Information Technology Co-ordinator

Qualifications:

Diploma in Teaching

Bachelor of Education

Teaching Experience:

Claire has been teaching at Muirden Senior College since 2002. Previously Claire taught at St Mary’s College for over 21 years. She also taught within the Catholic Education Office for 2 years and the Education Department for 2 years. Experienced SACE Marker and Moderator.

ANITA KERSHAW

Subjects:

English

Research Project

Qualifications:

Honours in Bachelor of Arts (English)

Graduate Diploma in Education

Teaching Experience:

Teacher at Muirden Senior College since 2008.

Anita has also taught at DECD and Independent schools.

Experienced SACE Marker and Moderator.

Lan Lieu

Subjects:

Mathematical Methods

Specialist Mathematics

Other duties:

Study support (numeracy)

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

Film 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.

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 College, and Mathematics and General Science at other independent schools.