Our Specialist Team
Kerrie has been part of the St Lucy’s community since 2014 and was appointed as Enrolments Manager in 2022. She has lived experience with a child who attended the school for 7 years. Kerrie has been an active volunteer in the reading and maths program for many years as well as President of the P&F. Prior to St Lucy’s, Kerrie’s career included recruitment, facilities management and administration roles.
Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Education (Humanities), Certificate in Religious Education, Diploma in Theology, MA, and a Master’s in Educational leadership. She is currently completing the Arete Foundations of Missionary Leadership course.
She has over 20 years of experience in teaching all senior levels of English and Religious Education and has been afforded a range of leadership opportunities in the areas of faith, curriculum, and mission.
Elizabeth is passionate about student advocacy and empowerment, and loves creating inclusive sacred spaces, where all feel welcome.
‘What I love about St Lucy’s is that every day, I can see the values of joy, community, courage, and truth in action. The culture is intrinsically inclusive, and the values are tangible. I am in awe of the way staff work together to create a truly positive learning atmosphere, which focuses primarily on students’ strengths and abilities. I feel truly blessed and privileged to work in a school which prioritises individual progress and has such strong ties with the community.’
Lauren joined the St Lucy’s team in July 2022. She has experience supporting children and teenagers in range of areas/develop a range of skills including using language, understanding language, using a range augmentative or alternative communication (AAC) such as Proloquo2Go, LAMP Words for Life or PECS, reading, writing and using a range of social skills. She has a particular interest in supporting complex communicators and supporting AAC users, and also completed an honours project in this area. This project was titled “Valuing relationships: The impact of a sensory program on the interactions of adolescents with sever-to-profound intellectual disabilities” which was published in the Journal of Intellectual Disabilities. As a part of this research, Lauren also helped develop the therapy program “SensEngage”. Lauren believes that everyone can communicate and is passionate about helping students get their message across to others.
Kirstin holds a Diploma in Education (Primary) and a Masters of Special Education. She began her career in mainstream education before joining St Lucy’s in 2015 in the Primary school as a casual teacher. In 2016 she moved to a part time role before joining in a full-time capacity in 2017. In 2021, Kirstin moved across to the high school to deliver the Vocational Educational Training courses.
“I always assume competence; each young person has different talents and skills, and it is my duty as an educator to support them in developing these and preparing them for post school life and in becoming valued and active members of their communities.“
Lisa holds a Diploma of Primary Education and a Bachelor of Special Education. She has over 28 years of experience educating students with disabilities. Lisa has dedicated 25 years of her career to St Lucy’s School, first classroom teaching and then specialising in specific areas of special education. She has specialist knowledge in educating students in both reading and mathematics. Lisa has been co-ordinating the Reading Program for 15 years and lead the development of our Mathematics with Meaning Program. Lisa was the founding teacher for one of our Satellite classes and is now facilitator for all 5 Satellite classes. Lisa is currently Head of Curriculum and Pedagogy K-6 and works closely with the Deputy and Stage Learning Facilitators, innovating and adjusting the NSW Curriculum for our young learners.
“Lisa believes that the true teachers at St Lucy’s are our students who, every day, show us what they know and guide us to what they need to know next. Lisa believes every student should rightfully participate in the NSW Curriculum. Lisa sees every student as a reader, writer and mathematician and delights in finding ways to access and teach these skills to our students. Lisa’s greatest joy is in seeing the students unfold and mature over the course of their education at St Lucy’s and become their true selves, having engaged deeply in purposeful learning , as well as discovering the joy of community and lifelong friendship.”
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