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Our Team

The dedication of the experienced and skillful staff at The Cheshire School are part of what makes the program unique. The team includes:

General Manager

David Greenwood: B. of Arts (Training & Education); Cert. IV in Training & Assessment (TAA40104); Dip. of Management (BSB51107), MRGC.

Senior Manager (Child Safety Delegate) and Supervising Psychologist

Dr Kylie Jackson: B. of Applied Science (Disability Studies); B. of Applied Science (Hons) Disability Studies; M. of Psychology (Counselling); PhD; APS Board Approved Supervisor, First Aid.


Helen Barrett: B. of Arts (Hons) Business and Finance; B. of Arts (Hons) Humanities, English and Psychology; Postgrad. Cert. of Education (Primary 5-11 Years) with QTS; First Aid.

Administration Officer

Melissa NeSmith: Dip. in Secretarial Studies; Cert. III in Children’s Services (Teaching Assistant); B.Sc. in Education (Special Ed K-12); First Aid.


Jessica Platt: Junior Class Teacher (Foundation- Year 2); B. of Arts (Hons) Primary Education with QTS; M. of Education in Inclusive and Special Education; First Aid.

Alex Newman: Senior Class Teacher (Year 3-4); B. of Arts (Hons) Outdoor Adventure with Sports Development; Postgrad. Cert. in Education (Primary Education) with QTS; First Aid.


Angela North: B. of Arts (Psychology); Grad. Dip. App. Psych M.A.P.S. Cert. Clinical Play Therapy; APS Board Approved Supervisor.

Andrew Garas: B. of Science (Psychology); Grad. Dip. of Psychological Science; Candidate – Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology/Doctor of Philosophy; First Aid.

Research Assistant/PhD Candidate

Claire Blewitt: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), Bachelor Psychology (Honours).

Teaching Assistants/Martial Arts Sports Coach

Cyril Jezek: B. of Engineering (Architectural Engineering); First Aid.

Teaching Assistants

Ainslie Lamb-McCallum: Cert. III in Education Support; First Aid.

Fotini Chandler: Cert. III in Education Support; First Aid.

Muriel Neilson: Montessori Diploma in Early Childhood (2½-6 Years), Diploma in Children’s Services, : Cert. III in Education Support; First Aid.

Brigitte Hanko-Richards: Cert. III in Education Support