Meet The Teachers

The wonderful bunch here at Our Lady of Lourdes, Bayswater would love to say hello!

Meet Our Teachers

At the top of the list when measuring the quality of a school has to be the quality of the teaching staff. We are beyond fortunate to have a team of teachers truly dedicated to positive outcomes for all children.

Meet our teachers below!

Leadership & Administration

Ross Williams

Ross Williams

Principal

Every day at Our Lady’s is an adventure in education, thanks to the wonderful staff and the inspiring students. Our Lady of Lourdes parents and wider community are the most supportive groups that a principal could ask for!
Away from school, much of our family time is spent supporting my two daughters in their school and sporting endeavours.

Melissa Angerosa

Melissa Angerosa

Business Manager / Office Administrator

In my role of office administrator it is the perfect opportunity for me to meet and greet all visitors to our school. I really enjoy the diversity within our school community and getting to know the families is a real blessing for me. 

Within the office environment, I like to feel that all students, parents and staff can feel comfortable to approach me with any queries relevant to my role. It is a two way process to work together and I find it very rewarding.

Outside of school, my greatest joy is my family, I also enjoy all aspects of fitness, getting outdoors and having fun.

Grade Prep Teachers

Ann Joiner

Ann Joiner

Prep/1 Classroom teacher

I have a particular interest in Early Years’ education, and more specifically rich play-based learning where the natural curiosity of young children is nurtured and fostered. It is such a delight for me to observe the children grow, and relationships between them develop.
My primary interests are my own children and grandchildren. My other interests include reading, including children’s literature, gardening, walking in the bush and art.

Belinda Mihalicek

Belinda Mihalicek

Mathematics Leader, ICT Leader, Prep/1 Teacher

I’m very fortunate to be a part of such a warm and welcoming community at Our Lady of Lourdes School.
At OLOL, our vision is to encourage children to become successful, life-long problem solvers and learners. We as a staff are committed to create positive learning environments where students thrive. This is our passion.
Outside of school, I love spending time with my family – and snowboarding!

Grade 1/2 Teachers

Katherine McEvey

Katherine McEvey

1/2 Class Teacher

I love working at OLOL because of the strong sense of community that is evident as soon as you walk through the front gate. Working in the Junior school is fantastic as I am able to help the children I teach to grow and develop their individual qualities and personalities through a variety of activities. I enjoy reading, and will often include time throughout the day for the children to read their favourite book.

Grade 3/4 Teachers

Chris Dawson

Chris Dawson

Student Wellbeing Leader Yr 3/4/5 teacher

As a classroom teacher, I have a wonderful opportunity to develop important relationships with every student. When students feel they belong, are respected, in a safe inclusive environment, they are ready to be engaged with their learning.
In my role as Student Wellbeing Leader, I focus on supporting staff as we all strive to to build a community at OLOL where students can develop emotionally, socially with positive mental health. The student’s wellbeing goes hand in hand with improving their learning outcomes.

Grade 5/6 Teachers

Brendan Williams

Brendan Williams

Learning & Teaching Leader & 3-6 Classroom Teacher

Every two years I enjoy working with staff and students to write and direct our original school musicals. I love how they always seem to bring our whole school community together.

In my spare time I enjoy playing basketball and making short films.

Michelle Brearley

Michelle Brearley

5/6 Teacher, Religious Education Leader

I really enjoy teaching at OLOL! I love that I get to know the names of all the students in the school and their families.
Teaching at the 5/6 year level, it’s wonderful to see these young people develop into great leaders for our school.
It’s really important to me as a teacher and Religious Education Leader, that students are able to become closer to God and get to know Jesus.

Specialised Teachers

Jess Browne

Jess Browne

Literacy Leader and Year 5/6 (one day per week)

The students at OLOL are truly wonderful. Their energy and willingness to learn makes every day rewarding.
Students continually learn and grow and, as teachers, we do too. I enjoy working collaboratively with our staff to drive progress and learning growth in Literacy, for all students.
Outside of school, I am forever keeping up with my delightfully busy children!

Cathy Carroll-Browne

Cathy Carroll-Browne

Student Services Leader

Our Lady of Lourdes provides a nurturing environment for staff, parents and our kids and I love being a part of that. Daily I witness genuine care shown toward each other and our students.
I feel honoured to support our  parents who may have a  child with some extra need, knowing that we (all staff) will work together to help them achieve. Watching your children blossom is such a reward.
Outside of the busyness of school, I love the busyness of my family and all the joy and hiccups that brings. Weekends away or trips in the caravan are always enjoyed and treasured.

Bernadette Stevens

Bernadette Stevens

Specialist Physical Education Teacher

One advantage of our school is that I get to teach all the students from Prep to Grade 6. It is such a privilege to contribute to their learning and watch them develop over their years at OLOL. We all enjoy our PE lessons and my greeting when I am helped in the morning is always “What are we learning in PE today Mrs Stevens?”. I love this enthusiastic attitude because together we develop the program, take on challenges and explore a diverse range of physical activities and sports. I live in The Dandenong Ranges so I enjoy walking the forest tracks and then relaxing with a cup of tea and a good book to read.

Nadia Lazzari

Nadia Lazzari

Languages Teacher

I have been a Language teacher for 20 years and am passionate about the subject I teach, culture and all languages. I teach in two primary school as well as a group of adults. At OLOL, we have fun, especially on Italian Days. It is wonderful to work with a supportive staff whose focus is the students.

Cathy Kerley

Cathy Kerley

Music/Performing Arts Specialist- Prep to Year 6

I love seeing our students grow and develop from Prep to Year 6, a special joy is watching their faces transform with smiles while singing, dancing and performing. I am blessed that our school community embraces the Performing Arts and all staff help to produce our school musical. This gives us all an opportutnity to ‘Shine’.

Outside of school, I enjoy relaxing with my husband at our rural block and playing flute in a local Orchestra.

Classrom Support Assistants

Chris Marshall

Chris Marshall

Learning Support Officer and Library Technician

As an LSO I work closely with our Student Sevices Co-Ordinator and Classroom Teachers, to provide the best possible options and supports to our students with identified special needs and capabilities to reach their optimum learning potential. As our Library Technician I oversee and manage our School Library. I ensure that our Library is well resourced and provides an atmosphere, where our children can read and borrow books always promoting a love of reading.
I am President of Boronia Netball Club and a Club and Representative Team’s Coach. I have a great passion for Netball, having been involved for over 50 years.

Simone Waddington

Simone Waddington

Learning Support Officer

Small in size but big in commitment, collaboration and community. This is my experience of working at Our Lady of Lourdes, Bayswater. I feel that the students I work with love being at school knowing that everyone around them wants them to succeed. When I’m not at OLL I love to enjoy the peace and quiet of Wilsons Promontory.

Tegan Dunstan

Tegan Dunstan

Learning Support Officer

In my role as a learning support officer I am lucky enough to be able to build relationships with children across all levels. It is a privilege to have a hand in their growth and learning. Seeing a students pride and joy at their achievements is incredibly rewarding.

Away from school I enjoy spending time with family and friends.

Linda Randall

Linda Randall

Learning Support Officer

I love helping students work towards being the best version of themselves.
I like gardening, spending time with family and friends and hoping the mighty Bombers will do well this year.

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