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Teaching Staff

Edeh Sullivan
Role

Principal

Email

principal@clevedonschool.co.nz

General Information

I am thrilled to be part of the Clevedon team. I am passionate about teaching and learning and helping children grow up in a happy learning environment where all are encouraged to reach their full potential. My passion for education has taken me from South Auckland, where I started my teaching career to the Middle East, where I worked as a consultant with a NZ company assisting to establish new independent schools. I then moved onto Hong Kong where I lived and worked for 4.5 years at an international school. I am very happy to be home and working at this lovely school.

My husband, Greg and I have two beautiful children, Sofia and Micah, who keep us very busy outside of school.

Besides my love for teaching, I also love to travel, learn about different cultures and shop for the perfect pair of shoes and handbag!

Sarah Park
Role

Deputy Principal

Email

dp@clevedonschool.co.nz

General Information

I am very excited to be a part of the Clevedon School teaching team for another year. I have enjoyed many roles in education and I am particularly passionate about teaching in the Junior School. I feel so lucky to be in a job where I love coming to work everyday!
I look forward to working alongside the students and parents at Clevedon School this year. Outside of school I love to sing, go snowboarding and spend time with my family and friends. I am blessed to have two beautiful children, Cooper and Emerson, who take up most of my time now.

Lisa Banfield
Role

Assistant Principal

Email

lbanfield@clevedonschool.co.nz

General Information

It is a privilege to be part of the team here at Clevedon School. I have been teaching for a number of years and have experienced all year levels but have a particular passion for the middle school. Prior to coming to Clevedon I worked in two large East Auckland schools in a senior leader role (AP/DP). I am looking forward to working with our learners and meeting their families.

On a personal note Mark and I are parents to two beautiful, busy, little boys. I also enjoy going to the beach and catching up with friends and family.

Kylee Elliott
Role

Reading recovery teacher

Email

kelliott@clevedonschool.co.nz

General Information

I am so thrilled to be part of the Clevedon School team! I’m looking forward to working with our learners and getting to know the community. I am an experienced teacher, with most of my teaching taking place in the Junior School. I am particularly passionate about literacy learning, and responding to individual student’s needs. My husband and I have two young sons, together we love catching up with friends and family, going for long walks and exploring our beautiful city.

Wayne Nel
Role

Learning Support Coordinator (LSC)

Email

wnell@clevedonschool.co.nz

General Information

It is my great pleasure to be part of Clevedon School team. With over 20 years of teaching experience under my belt, I have had the privilege of working in schools both here and in South Africa where I started my teaching career.
Teaching has always been my passion and I started my teaching career in the same school I attended as a primary school learner. I went on to working at a well-known private South African girls school, where I was first introduced to the idea of a wrap-around system, geared toward providing support for learners, their families, teachers and the wider community.
In 2011 my wife Tish and I uprooted our little family and came to New Zealand to provide more opportunities for our two daughters Victoria (19) and Rebecca (17). My first New Zealand teaching experience was in South Auckland where I was first exposed to the melting
pot which makes up the South Auckland community. I spent five very happy years at the school and was fortunate enough to then win a position at Stand Tu Maia. In the last four years I have become better acquainted with trauma-informed practice and a strengths-based approach in dealing with the children in my care. The concept of a ‘World strong with children’ has become part of my core practice and informs all my dealings with both tamariki and whanau.

Annie Forgie (Whaea Ani)
Role

Te reo Māori teacher

Email

aforgie@clevedonschool.co.nz

General Information

Ko Manawarū te maunga
Ko Te Ārai te awa
Ko Horouta te waka
Ko Rongowhakaata te iwi
Ko Ngāti Kaipoho te hapū
Ko Ani Forgie tōku ingoa

I have the privilege of living in the area as I am married into the Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki whānau living at Umupuia Marae. I love my role at Clevedon School, nurturing te reo Māori me ōna tikanga and seeing the development and growth of the tamariki over their years at school.

Katie McAra
Role

STEM teacher

Email

kmcara@clevedonschool.co.nz

General Information

Kia ora koutou katoa. I’m excited to be part of the Clevedon team. I have a passion for teaching and learning and particularly love engaging students in fostering their wonderings and creativity through STEM and digital technology. Outside of school, I love to spend time with my daughter exploring nature and going away for trips in the caravan. I also enjoy crafting, tinkering and cooking.

Anna Farrell
Role

Year 7/8 teacher

Email

afarrell@clevedonschool.co.nz

General Information

Having spent the last several years living in the sunny Bay of Plenty and finishing my Bachelor of Primary teaching I decided to come back to my home city of Auckland. Clevedon School has such a wonderful atmosphere to it and the working culture in the school is such a joy to be a part of. Things that I enjoy taking part of outside of school are, being in the kitchen (having been a chef in a past life), the great outdoors and spending time with my daughter, family and friends. I look forward to my time here at Clevedon School and getting involved with the community.

Stacey Connolly
Role

Year 7/8 teacher and team leader

Email

sconnolly@clevedonschool.co.nz

General Information

Kia ora koutou katoa, I have had the privilege of being part of the Clevedon team since 2016 and am looking forward to another exciting year. Being an educator brings me much joy as I love being a facilitator of learning for my students, helping them see the gifts and strengths that they each bring to the world. I see myself as a lifelong learner and have a passion for literacy and numeracy. When I am not at school, I enjoy exploring the outdoors, looking after our farm animals and spending time with my husband and two energetic boys.

Jules Herlihy
Role

Year 7/8 teacher

Email

jherlihy@clevedonschool.co.nz

General Information

I love being a teacher and enjoy sharing my passion for learning with the students, especially when it comes to reading, maths and science. I encourage students to develop passion and grit - characteristics that will serve them well throughout their lives. I also hope to foster our students' natural curiosity and challenge them to extend themselves both inside and outside the classroom.

Rachel Walker
Role

Year 6/7 teacher

Email

rwalker@clevedonschool.co.nz

General Information

Kia ora, ni hao ma, as-salamu alaikum! I am stoked to join the Clevedon whānau and am really looking forward to the year ahead and continuing my teaching journey here in Aotearoa after a couple of years teaching in London. I'm excited to meet and get to know everyone in the Clevedon school community. I am passionate about building relationships and helping children see and develop their own unique strengths. I am a lover of the arts, and have a background in photography. Originally from Hamilton, I now live in Papakura with my fiancé. On the weekends, you'll most likely find me at the beach, out walking somewhere, listening to live music, or with a well brewed coffee in hand. I look forward to meeting you soon!

Craig Smith
Role

Year 5/6 teacher and team leader

Email

csmith@clevedonschool.co.nz

General Information

Kia ora koutou. I have been teaching at Clevedon School since 2016 and leading the Kauri team of teachers and learners since mid-2017. My family and I are originally from Hamilton and moved to Auckland in 2013. We enjoy touring our beautiful country by bicycle with our two boys when the weather is warm, and touring the beaches when it's hot.

Ben Brogden
Role

Year 5/6 teacher

Email

bbrogden@clevedonschool.co.nz

General Information

Kia ora koutou. I’m excited to be part of the team at Clevedon School and my second year teaching. I previously studied for a bachelor of science at Lincoln University before completing my primary teaching diploma at the University of Canterbury. I love all things sport and am particularly passionate about surfing, skiing and rugby.

Kirsten Pearse
Role

Year 5/6 teacher

Email

kpearse@clevedonschool.co.nz

General Information

I feel so lucky to be part of the teaching team at Clevedon School.

I taught a range of ages over several years in a Papakura school, before taking time off to become a mum. I'm passionate about literacy learning, and am enjoying the opportunity to incorporate digital technology into my teaching/learning programme.

As a teacher, I love being able to foster the little spark of interest in a child, that can continue to grow, sometimes becoming a lifelong passion.

Outside of school my spare time is spent with my husband, our little boy, family and friends.

I look forward to getting to know the families and community of Clevedon School.

Chris Morgan
Role

Year 3/4 teacher and team leader

Email

cmorgan@clevedonschool.co.nz

General Information

I am really excited to be part of the team at Clevedon School. I grew up on a farm in Tuakau and have been heavily involved in eventing throughout my life. I thoroughly enjoy helping children become lifelong learners through our curriculum. Mathematics in particular, has always been a passion of mine. I enjoy travelling, fitness, equestrian, DIY and spending time with friends and family. I am looking forward to getting to know more of our students and the community.

Maddy Taylor
Role

Year 3/4 teacher

Email

mtaylor@clevedonschool.co.nz

General Information

I am very excited to be part of the Clevedon School team. I grew up in Clevedon and have lived in the area for 18 years. Previously I taught at Wainui School with Y3/4 and Y5/6 children. I love all things food, cooking is my passion. I will quite often spend my weekends cooking up a storm for my family and friends. I also love the outdoors. Getting out to go skiing, walking and adventuring is always a must on the weekends and holidays.

Samantha McKeown
Role

Year 3/4 teacher

Email

smckeown@clevedonschool.co.nz

General Information

I feel very privileged to be a part of the Clevedon School team. In 2017 I returned from teaching and travelling overseas and came to Clevedon. While abroad I got to work in many different schools. I must say there is nothing quite like home! I grew up in Howick and spend most of my time either out on the water in the summer, or snowboarding on the mountain in the winter. I am passionate about education and enjoy helping shape our young students into lifelong learners. I can’t wait to see what the year ahead has in store for us.

Denise Moyle
Role

Year 3/4 teacher

Email

dmoyle@clevedonschool.co.nz

General Information

My husband and I moved to Kawakawa Bay mid 2014, wanting to embrace the life-style of rural living. I have taught in many schools, and at many levels, over many years and I am thrilled to be continuing my learning journey at Clevedon School and taking on the adventures of an e-learning class. I am passionate about fostering the needs of every learner to ensure their individual learning needs are met, in an environment of inclusiveness where they can take ownership of being the best they can be. When not teaching I love gardening and going on travel adventures.

Miranda Huang
Role

Year 2/3 teacher

Email

mhuang@clevedonschool.co.nz

General Information

I have been living in New Zealand for more than 10 years now and I am still enjoying the beautiful people and scenery. I studied at Auckland University and my first job as a teacher has been here at Clevedon school. It is my absolute privilege to be apart of this wonderful place, with caring staff and helpful parents. In my free time, I enjoy art, spending time with my friends and watching movies as well as cooking. I am looking forward to making more memories with the children and parents of Clevedon.

Jodie Boyle
Role

Year 0/1 teacher and team leader

Email

jboyle@clevedonschool.co.nz

General Information

I am thrilled to be at Clevedon School. I moved here from Australia with my husband and two children in 2012. My children both completed their primary schooling at Clevedon and are now in their last few years of college. Prior to Clevedon School I taught in several schools throughout Australia and London. When my children were young I completed further training to become a support teacher of literacy and numeracy and I developed a passion for helping struggling learners. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, running, paddle boarding and shopping.

Damson McGregor
Role

Year 0/1 teacher

Email

dmcgregor@clevedonschool.co.nz

General Information

I am so excited to be a part of the Clevedon whānau. I grew up on a small farm in Kaukapakapa. I have recently returned to Auckland after studying in Waikato and Te Tai Tokerau for the past three years. My passions include art, Kapa Haka and netball. In my spare time I love visiting the beach with my family.

Stevie Courtney
Role

Year 1/2 teacher

Email

scourtney@clevedonschool.co.nz

General Information

I grew up in the Bay of Plenty and made the move to Auckland after graduating from the University of Waikato with a Bachelor of Teaching. I love art, music, and spending time with my family and my dogs. I’m incredibly excited to be a part of the Clevedon community.

Rachel Ryan
Role

Year 1/2 teacher

Email

rryan@clevedonschool.co.nz

General Information

I am so excited to be a part of the Clevedon team. Most of my teaching has taken place in Christchurch and Auckland, but I have also had stints teaching in London and on the West Coast. I love the challenges and variety that teaching provides and thoroughly enjoy working alongside the teachers and our new learners in the Tōtara team, as well as being one of the Across School leaders in the Howick Coast Kāhui Ako. My husband and I relocated to East Auckland 8 years ago, and with our two children. We love camping, travelling and exploring the beautiful city and surrounding areas.

Lauren Clough
Role

Year 1/2 teacher & release teacher

Email

lcough@clevedonschool.co.nz

General Information

I am delighted to be back at Clevedon in the junior school, where my teaching journey began several years ago. I took a break from full time teaching to have my two beautiful children. I grew up in Howick and recently relocated to Beachlands. I enjoy travelling, spending time outdoors and with friends and family. I am looking forward to another exciting year learning and growing with the tamariki at Clevedon School.

Letitia Lane
Role

Release teacher

Julanne Mills
Role

Release teacher

General Information

I moved to Clevedon with my husband and three children in 2011 and since then have taught in various relieving roles at Clevedon School, both part and full time. My children all completed their primary schooling at Clevedon and remember their time here fondly. I feel fortunate to be given the opportunity to teach a variety of year levels as well as keeping up to date with the latest teaching practices. My passions include literacy, sport, art and te reo Māori. In my spare time I enjoy sports, home improvements, going to the beach and spending time with family and friends.

Jalena Eade
Role

Release teacher

Email

jeade@clevedonschool.co.nz

General Information

After working for Air New Zealand straight from school, I decided to study later on in life after travelling Europe extensively and living in London for five years. I completed my first years as a teacher here at Clevedon and have never left! I love the culture, students and teachers. I live in Opaheke with my family and like to keep busy on the weekends seeing my extended family and close friends. I have a passion for working with children and love watching them grow and learn through experimenting and taking risks.