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Meet our Teachers

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

Malcolm Bromhead

Principal

Malcolm began working as a District Officer on foster care, child abuse and school truancy. In 1985 he commenced teaching and in 2005 was appointed Principal of St Philip’s Christian College in NSW where the school grew from 25 to 900 students by 2014. Malcolm has a Bachelor of Education and he is currently enrolled in a Doctor of Education. His faith is grounded in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Malcolm has been married for over 45 years and enjoys his bike rides around the Albany shoreline and coffee shop stops.

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David Ramsay

Deputy Principal

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.

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Collective teaching team experience

(Your child's in good hands)

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Jade Baker

Teacher

Jade completed an arts degree at the University of Western Australia, majoring in English and History, before gaining a Graduate Diploma in Education from Curtin University. Jade has been teaching for 8 years and is currently immersed in a Masters research project through Murdoch University, where she is exploring creativity and writing in senior secondary schooling. Outside of school, Jade loves reading, going to the beach and spending time with her husband and three children.

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Rachel Power

Teacher

Having grown up in an educational family, with her Dad a principal and Mum a teacher, she initially avoided teaching until she took a position in Thailand and loved working alongside children. Rachel meet her husband at university and they both went remote teaching in the Kimberley, caught a barramundi and made great friends with many. Rachel has now combined her Christian beliefs into the teaching profession and finds it even more rewarding. Teaching keeps her young at heart.

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Michael Poole

Teacher

Michael was born and grew up in Albany before moving to Perth to study where he met his wife and had two children. He has been teaching for over 20 years. In 2010 he moved back to Albany to embrace a sea change. On the weekends you will find him woodworking and handcrafting electric guitars and eating the produce from his 55 fruit trees, 11 vegetable gardens and 2 bee hives.

Mix of female and male teachers

Teaching team breakdown

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Andrew Sephton

Teacher

Andrew is an enthusiastic outdoorsman, father of 3, Labrador owner and husband to Kelly. He completed his Bachelor of Science and Diploma of Education at Edith Cowan University and Masters of Education at Morling College. Andrew is currently researching the benefits of Outdoor Learning on student growth and wellbeing at Murdoch University. At school Andrew enjoys working with Year 12 graduates as they move beyond school life and start to use their God-given gifts for service.

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Russell Hunt

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.

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Elisa Pitavanik

Teacher

Elisa is a Visual Art Teacher who believes in equipping students to express themselves through the Visual Arts. She enjoys creating artworks in her dedicated home art studio and finds Visual Art very therapeutic. Elisa believes that God is the ultimate Creator and that we are made in His image to also be creative. She attends Albany Church of Christ and loves getting outdoors, going to cafes, gardening and taking her young daughter to the park and beach.

Team serves at church over the weekend

Hours serving at local churches each week by our teachers

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Aneen Lamble

Teacher

Aneen completed her teaching degree at Curtin University before making the tree change with her husband and two children to Mount Barker in 2017. Aneen is a Maths teacher and Learning Support Coordinator. Her greatest passion and joy is helping students with learning difficulties while supporting them to reach their full potential. Aneen is currently completing a second teaching degree to broaden and improve her teaching skills. She is an avid quilter and attends the Mount Barker Baptist Church.

Energetic Teaching Team

Total daily coffees consumed

(as a team, not per teacher)

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Carryn Lagesse

Teacher

Carryn moved to Australia in 2015 from South Africa and has never looked back. Carryn’s love for teaching is only surpassed by her love for children. Outside work, Carryn and her husband are kept on their toes by their beautiful son. Carryn enjoys walking on the beach, exploring new places and going on holiday with her family. As an animal lover, a farm packed with all types of animals would be her dream home.

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Naomi MacGregor

Teacher

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 Honours 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 of Maths. On the weekends she likes to relax and read.

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Daniel Pitman

Teacher

Born and raised in Albany, Daniel completed his schooling locally after which he completed an apprenticeship before moving to Perth where he married. While in Perth Daniel completed a Bachelor of Education. His first teaching years were spent in the Pilbara. Since returning to Albany, he has taken up a teaching position at ACC. At church Daniel serves by playing guitar and on the weekend enjoys taking the dog for early morning runs and spending time with his family.

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Wee Wing Kuen

Teacher

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.

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Peter Findlay

Teacher

Peter grew up in Albany. He was raised in a very musical family with many car rides involving singing and testing his musical knowledge. He has completed both Dance and Music exams to high levels and has grown up on stage. He is a third-generation teacher. He has served in the church since he was 8 years old from worship to media to youth ministry.

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Rebekah Jenkinson

Teacher

Rebekah began her career as a puppeteer for a charity; entertaining sick children and educating schools throughout the state. With a Graduate Diploma of Education and a passion for travel, Rebekah relocated to Scotland in 2016. Teaching for 3 years in the Scottish countryside and Edinburgh, Rebekah met her husband and moved back to Australia; eventually settling in Albany. Rebekah feels blessed to be teaching at ACC Southlands; surrounded by nature and inspiring young minds.

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Philippa Schulz

Teacher

Pip began teaching in a small wheatbelt town called Quairading. After years of holidaying in Denmark, she and her husband moved from Williams in 2019 and built their first home. Pip attends church at Denmark Baptist Church. In her spare time, she enjoys fishing, walking their dog Bear, and hiking with her husband. Pip feels blessed to be part of the ACC family.

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Dianne Downing

Teacher

Dianne was born and raised in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. It was here that she completed her schooling, and later went on to study at the University of KwaZulu Natal, where she completed her Bachelor of Education Degree majoring in English and Geography. She met her husband at her local church, where he was a Youth leader. They have two beautiful children: Zoe and Troy. After teaching in South Africa for 15 years, they decided to embrace the opportunity to settle in Albany, WA. She has qualifications in dance and this will always remain a passion of hers. In addition to this, she loves reading and serving at their local church, Living Water.

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Tom Wilson

Teacher

Tom came to ACC after he graduated from Notre Dame with his Masters of Secondary Teaching in 2019, following his time teaching in the Pilbara. He has also completed a Bachelor of Science at Curtin University in Environmental Biology. Tom is passionate about science and is always excited to learn something new. He enjoys exploring nature through camping, going for bushwalks and scuba diving. Tom's greatest joy is getting his students curious about the world around them and helping them to explore it.

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Lewis Sinclair

Teacher

Lewis studied psychology at Curtin University before meeting his wife Jess in Perth. Once married, they moved to Albany where Lewis studied a Masters of Teaching. They have recently had their first child and are loving living in Albany. Outside of school Lewis enjoys going camping, hiking and playing sport. Lewis is currently enjoying teaching year six and enjoys seeing young people become confident in their learning and their social interactions.

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Stuart Thomas

Teacher

Stuart was born and raised in Perth, where he studied Sport Science and eventually a Diploma of Education. He married his wife in 2017 and briefly taught in remote Western Australia and in Queensland before settling in Albany. In his free time you will find him training, playing football, basketball, fishing, gaming, and watching his beloved Dockers. His greatest passion in teaching is helping students discover and develop their God-given physical gifts and abilities, and equipping them to live a healthy and active life.

Damon Sokolowski

Teacher

Damon wears many hats in his working life! He oversees Year 11 and 12 Religion and Life at ACC, serves as the Director of the Great Southern Training Hub at Albany Baptist Church, tutors privately in classical literature, is completing further study, is married with three little children, and somewhere in there enjoys the beaches and sights of the region and reading a good book... or several at once!

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