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Our Staff

-- Employed 2014 --

Role: Principal

Interests: History, walking my dog, listening to podcasts, photography
Hobbies: Woodworking, watching movies, building things.
AFL Team: North Melbourne

Really enjoys working with a great team of people who want to make a difference to the students who attend Blackwood and learning lots of things along the way.

-- Employed 2019 --

Role: Assistant Principal

Interests: Cycling, Travel, spending time in the bush
Hobbies: home handy person, attempting carved rocking horse
AFL team: Richmond – Tigers

Currently enjoying working with the Blackwood staff in providing the best possible learning experience for students with special needs. Motivated by solving problems and challenges in the educational field to improve my personal learning as well as others.

-- Employed 2002 --

Role: Campus Principal

Interests: Spending time with my family, Travel, Reading
Hobbies: Hiking, Camping, Bike Riding, Golf
AFL Team: Collingwood - Magpies

Likes the challenge of working at Blackwood Special Schools OEC. Thoroughly enjoys challenging students to extend their comfort zones and is regularly inspired by their determination, persistence and enthusiasm.

-- Employed 2014 --

Role: Education Support - Business Manager

Interests: Travelling, cycling and spending time with friends and family especially my Grandkids.
Hobbies: Renovating, Reading and Gym
AFL Team: The Mighty Bombers

I am passionate about improving and supporting Blackwood. I enjoy being part of a team that strives to give quality outdoor education experiences to students with special needs.

-- Employed 2016 --

Role: Teacher

Interests: Travel,Playing with my dog
Hobbies: Hiking, Camping, Snowboarding
AFL Team: Essendon - Bombers

Enjoys working with students of all ages and encouraging them to try activities they may not have experienced before. Her primary focus is building on strengths and celebrating achievements..

-- Employed 2019 --

Role: Teacher

Interests: Being with my family, Being active outside, exploring new places
Hobbies: Trying to keep fit, making wine and honey, gardening
AFL team: A long and still suffering St Kilda fan.

I really like teaching in the outdoors and helping students understand more about the environment and themselves.

-- Employed 2019 --

Role: Education Support - Facilities Manager

Interests: History, walking my dog, listening to podcasts, photography
Hobbies: Woodworking, watching movies, building things.
AFL Team: The Blackwood Wombats

Really enjoys working with a great team of people who want to make a difference to the students who attend Blackwood and learning lots of things along the way.

-- Employed 2020 --

Role: Education Support

Interests: Travel, Reading/Writing, Outdoors, Spending quality time with friends & family
Hobbies: Camping, Sport, Fitness/Exercise
AFL Team: Collingwood

An individual that likes to set challenges for herself and create goals to achieve throughout her lifetime. I try to be a role model for young children through showing determination, support, enthusiasm and the inspiration they can show to others through their enjoyment and giving things a go, and to also give them an experience that they can learn from.

-- Employed 2020 --

Role: Education Support - Information Technology

Interests: History, walking my dog, listening to podcasts, photography
Hobbies: Woodworking, watching movies, building things.
AFL Team: Geelong

Really enjoys working with a great team of people who want to make a difference to the students who attend Blackwood and learning lots of things along the way.

-- Employed 2021 --

Role: Education Support

Interests: Spending time with friends and family, Exploring the great outdoors, Camping and Travelling
Hobbies: Motorbike Riding, Horse Riding, Rock climbing, Hiking
AFL Team: Geelong Cats

An individual that enjoys working alongside and supporting students in outdoor adventure activities. Her goal is to motivate all students to do their best while attending Blackwood Special School.

-- Employed 2021 --

Role: Trainee

Interests: Travel, reading, outdoors, spending time with family and friends 
Hobbies: Camping, sport, exercise/ fitness, animals, recreational activities
AFL Team: Hawthorn - Hawks 

A very outgoing and funny individual who tries her best to make everybody smile and have a good time. Really enjoys working with a great team of people who want to make a difference to the students who attend Blackwood and learning for life along the way. 

-- Employed 2021 --

Role: Trainee

Interests: Spending quality time with friends and family, Travel, Outdoors
Hobbies: Wakeboarding, Camping, Playing AFL Football
AFL Team: Essendon

An individual that strives in helping the younger generation to achieve their best goals. I aim to become a leader and someone who kids can look up to as a role model, giving the children the encouragement to give everything challenging a good go is what I aim for as a trainee. 

-- Employed 2002 --

Role: Mascot

Interests: Eating, Doing square poos
Hobbies: Hiking, Camping, Bike Riding, Rock Climbing, Archery
AFL Team: The Blackwood Wombats

Likes working at Blackwood Special Schools OEC and being challenged through all of the lessons and opportunities provided at Blackwood.

Also enjoys meeting students from all across Victoria and having fun together. Number 1 lesson ...... the Night Walks.


 

Wacky the Wombat
Wacky the Wombat

Past Staff

1989-1992 Sandy Richards

25.05.2020

1989-1998 Chris Clayton

08.09.2020

1992(T4) Graeme Harvey

25.05.2020

1993 Amanda Purcell

22.07.2020

1994-1998 Mary Steuten

25.05.2020

1998(T3) Margaret Young

25.05.2020

1998(T4) Adam Dickinson

25.05.2020

1999(T1-3) Nicky Bird

25.05.2020

1999(T4)-2001 Jennifer Tuck

25.05.2020

2000-2001 Kathy Berrill

25.05.2020

2002-2006 Dot Williams

25.05.2020

2004 Ben Davie

25.05.2020

2008-2011 Harley Dalgleish

25.05.2020

2012 Erica Credlin

25.05.2020

2012(T3) Kate Bourchier

25.05.2020

2013-2014 Chris Cook

25.05.2020

2014(T4) Cal Perry

22.07.2020

2015 Luke Parker

22.07.2020

2018(Sem2) Vladimir Keca

22.07.2020

2019(T3) Eliza Rowe

22.07.2020

2019(T4)-2020(T1) Ahmad Shauqi Bin Mohd Mursalin

22.07.2020

2020(T1) Bailey Graham

22.07.2020

Blackwood Special Schools Outdoor Education Centre is a DET Victorian school campus that embraces inclusion and respect for all special school students. Any donations are greatly appreciated and go directly to improving learning outcomes and opportunities for our students.

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