Distance Education

Meet our Teachers

Great teachers are more important than great facilities. Please click on the photos below for a brief introduction from each teacher.

David Ramsay


David grew up in Sydney and moved to Albany to begin a new adventure. He and his wife moved across the country and have loved the journey God has taken them on. David loves getting outdoors, exploring the local area, and exercising with friends. He has shifted between a number of different hobbies, always enjoying something new. David has a heart for the students he works with, looking to support their holistic health. He strives to be a lifelong learner, whether it be at church and through biblical studies or through further university education.

Terry Phipson

Head of Distance Education

Terry was born in South Africa and arrived in Australia in 1999. As Head of Distance Education, Terry finds the uniqueness of Distance Education learning exhilarating and looks forward to the future with great expectation. Terry has each child's best interest at heart and looks for ways to provide an outstanding Distance Education experience for them. Outside work, Terry has four daughters who bring her great joy and have blessed her with four son-in-laws and a growing tribe of grandchildren.

Tina King

Learning Support Coordinator

As a teacher, Tina loves to create an environment that nurtures the individual child and recognises the unique way God has wired them to learn. By using literature, music, art and movement she ensures all students are engaged and motivated. In Tina’s spare time she loves to read, write, walk, cook and listen to music, but her ‘happy place’ is exploring God’s creation through travel.

Wee Wing Kuen

Assistant Head of DE

Wing Kuen has been teaching at the school since 2012 and has a Postgraduate Diploma in Secondary Education, Bachelor in Exercise and Sports Science and a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. Wing Kuen is passionate about seeing each child reach their full potential by maximising their God given talents and gifts. In his spare time, he is involved with coaching football (the World Game) to children of all ages, in addition to men and women in Albany.

Naomi MacGregor

WACE Coordinator

Naomi completed a Higher Diploma in Secondary Education in 1992. She started her teaching career in South Africa the following year. Naomi is a committed lifelong learner and has completed various qualifications through distance education while teaching, including a Hons degree in Educational Management. She immigrated to Australia and started teaching at ACC in 2012. Naomi’s greatest professional joy occurs when students lose their fear for Maths. On the weekends she likes to relax and read.

Carol Eaves

Primary Coordinator Distance Education

After working in education in both the public and independent sectors, including TAFE, Carol, together with her husband and family, moved to Albany in 2002. Carol has a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education, Bachelor of Education, and Masters in Educational Leadership and is currently working as Primary Distance Education Coordinator. Carol is passionate about helping students learn in ways that meet their individual needs and when not at school, enjoys gardening, spending time with her grown family, walking on the beach and reading in her happy place.

Kathryn Rosair

Assistant Learning Support Coordinator

Kathryn is an Distance Education teacher at ACC who has a passion for Christ, love for her family and pets, and an eagerness to support and educate students regardless of their current ability. She is excited by the rich learning potential which an Distance Education environment brings and thrives on the challenges associated with a digital pedagogy. Kathryn spends her spare time outside in her garden, walking her pup, or enjoying a cuppa on the verandah.

Bronwyn Jansz

Secondary Teacher

Bronwyn has worked at Australian Christian College since late 2011, mostly in the Primary years as a classroom teacher, both Distance Education and on campus. God has blessed Bronwyn with the opportunity to be a part of the learning journey of so many children and it is her joy to see their growth and development as learners and people. Bronwyn enjoys a variety of artistic pursuits, including music, drawing, crochet, writing and exploring other cultures and languages.

Dr Peter Milnes

Secondary Teacher

Peter has a Bachelor of Education from Curtin University, a Masters of Educational Administration and a PhD in Educational History from the University of New England. He has taught for over 30 years in both schools and universities. Peter is currently teaching part-time at Australian Christian College in Albany, WA and also practicing as a psychotherapist. He is married to Genevieve and they have 4 children and 9 grandchildren.

Holly Beeck

Secondary Teacher

Holly has a Bachelor of Science and Diploma of Education from Murdoch University and worked as a science teacher. Holly then completed a Masters in Health Counselling and worked as a School Counsellor. In addition to teaching, Holly has worked at UWA and currently works for Relationships Australia. Holly has been married to Phil for 23 years and they have three wonderful boys. On the weekends, she enjoys spending time with her family, church, watching football and reading.

John Staer

Secondary Teacher

John, from a young age, moved between West Africa and Australia. He gave his heart to Jesus at 9 years of age. He has lived in various parts of the WA wheatbelt. John has spent a year as an exchange student in Argentina and has also worked in a mission school in India. After years of teaching Outdoor, Health and Physical Education in the state school system, God recently moved John and his wife to Albany. They have raised 5 children including foster children. As part of his recreation he loves travelling, camping. sailing, cycling and referees the world game (Soccer/Football).

Louise Shenfield

Secondary Teacher

Louise absolutely loves teaching and the privilege of witnessing a student’s “aha moment” when they understand something for the first time. Outside of work she enjoys reading novels and watching all genres of movies with her husband. Louise has a passion for travel, especially around Europe. Most of all, she loves to sing! Louise is a grateful Christian and thanks God everyday for the many blessings in her life, especially the gift of motherhood.

Marilyn Myhill

Secondary Teacher

Marilyn has always loved reading and particularly enjoyed completing her English degree. This love has been transferred to teaching English to her students. Marilyn believes that it is a privilege to watch students engage with new ideas and learn to see issues from different perspectives. As an English teacher, Marilyn believes that it is in stories that we find out who we are. Reading is a unique way of experiencing freedom.

Russell Hunt

Secondary Teacher

Russell was born in Sydney, grew up in Perth and moved to Albany with his wife and daughter many years ago. Russell became a Christian in 1988 while travelling around Australia in a Kombi. He has been a high school teacher for most of his working life, with the majority of that time in Christian education. Russell fellowships at Calvary Chapel Albany and is slowly working his way through a Masters in Divinity.

Stephen Hurworth

Secondary Teacher

Stephen studied Liberal Arts at the University of Cape Town before migrating to Australia. He is also a graduate of Charles Sturt University where he studied Learning Technologies and Moore Theological College. Combining a love of classics with technology originally drew him to Distance Education learning about 10 years ago so it has been exciting for Stephen to re-engage with this growing medium at ACC. He is married to Catherine with two daughters, two dogs, a parrot and a cat.

Susan Whiston

Primary Teacher

Susan moved to Albany in 2018 with her husband and two children after teaching for over a decade in WA’s public schools. Susan loves adapting her teaching style to suit individual students and is keen to always be learning as a teacher. On the weekends, Susan’s family relishes acting like tourists by visiting new places and undertaking adventures in and around Albany. Having lived in the Pilbara, Perth and England, Susan’s family have finally found home.