Our Staff


I commenced as the principal at Albert Street in July 2009. Prior to that I was a lecturer for the Faculty of Education at Monash University teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students. I also worked as an Education Officer of Professional Learning for the Catholic Education Office Sale Diocese working with primary principals and teachers. I completed the Gippsland Community Leadership Program in 2008, which inspired me to undertake my current leadership role.

Professional Learning and interests: Master in Education, Doctorate in Education, Developing partnerships with local organisations and community members, student leadership, community garden projects, oral language, cultural diversity and dog therapy.
Hobbies: Being a dance mum, music, jigsaw puzzles, reading
Dr. Monique Osborn
I have been teaching at Albert Street for the past 4 years and teach in the Junior Unit at Albert Street.

Current Role: Foundation/1 Teacher
Additional Roles: School Council, Kindergarten to Primary Transition
Professional Learning and Areas of Interest: Mindfulness, Positive Partnerships, Literacy Support, Dyslexia, ABLES and Positive Psychology, Breakfast Club
Hobbies: Water sports in summer and Snow sports in winter
Kieran Browne

Current Role: Foundation/1 Teacher
Additional Roles: PE and Sport, Albert Street Kids on the Go, Breakfast Club
Professional Learning and Areas of Interest: VCOP, Health and Physical Education
Hobbies: Football, cricket and golf
Daniel Burnett
I have been teaching at Albert Street for many, many years. Three generations of my family have attended Albert Street including my father, brother, sister, myself as well as my 2 children.

Current Role: 1/2 Teacher
Additional Roles: Leadership Team member and Junior Unit Leader, Mathematics Specialist
Professional Learning and Areas of Interest: Literacy curriculum, Reading Recovery, Readers Cafe, Numeracy curriculum, Merit and Equity
Hobbies: In my spare time I am an uber driver for my teenage daughter and love walking my dog Lexie.
Lisa Douglas
With 39 years of teaching experience I have taught all year levels and also enjoyed 4 years as a specialist PE teacher. The majority of my teaching has been in years 3 and 4.

Current Role: Literacy Leader
Additional Roles: Leadership Team member and Middle Unit Leader
Professional Learning and Areas of Interest: Literacy, VCOP writing program, School Wide Behaviour Management Plan, Mindfulness, Numeracy Curriculum
Hobbies: Spending time with my family, playing golf and gardening.
Chris Thomas
I am in my third year of teaching and have taught in the Junior Unit and Middle Unit. I am in my second year at Albert Street.

Current Role: 3/4 Teacher
Additional Roles: Middle Unit Leader
Professional Learning and Areas of Interest: Mindfulness, VCOP, spelling, writers workshop, Austwim
Hobbies: Reading, swimming and going to the beach
Tiffany Ould
I am in my second year at Albert Street having previously taught in Secondary School.

Current Role: 5/6 teacher
Additional Roles: Secondary Transition Co-ordinator, PE Co-ordinator, “Albert Street Kids on the Go” Instructor
Professional Learning and Areas of Interest: Inquiry Learning, VCOP Writing Program, Health and PE
Hobbies: Sport and football
Joe Black
I commenced at Albert Street as a Year 4 intern and have worked in the Junior and Senior Units.

Current Role: 5/6 teacher
Additional Roles: ICT and E-Learning Co-ordinator, Leadership Team member, School Council member, Senior Unit Leader, Coding Group, "Kids on the Go"
Professional Learning and Areas of Interest: Computing Technology, Food Technology, VCOP writing program, Data Management System
Hobbies: Golf, cooking and mountain bike riding
Jacob Hall
I am in my first year at Albert Street having taught in both the private and public primary education systems. For the last 8 years, I have specialised in EAL (English as an Additional Language) including Refugee, Asylum seekers and new arrivals in Melbourne and Latrobe Valley.

Current Role: Literacy Specialist and PSD Co-ordinator
Additional Roles: LOTE (Language other Than English) Co-ordinator, Learning Assistant Co-ordinator, EAL Co-ordinator, Intervention Program Co-ordinator
Professional Learning and Areas of Interest: VCOP writing program, PSD (Program for Students with Disabilities)
Hobbies: Gardening and shopping
Leonarda Friguletti
I commenced at Albert Street in 2007 and have been employed as the Welfare Officer for that time.

Current Role: Primary Welfare Officer
Additional Roles: Child Safety Officer, School Council member, Frist Aid Officer, Busy Bodies Co-ordinator, OH&S manager, Rotary Junior Leadership Program, Canteen Co-ordinator, Return to Work Officer, Playgroup Co-ordinator
Professional Learning and Areas of Interest: Occupational Health and Safety, Child Safety, Return to Work, Children and Family's wellbeing
Hobbies: Grandchildren, 4WD, camping, travel, craft, shopping and FOOD!
Amanda Mooney

I have been at Albert Street forever, commencing nearly 30 years ago as a parent volunteer. My 3 children all completed their primary education at Albert Street and my grandchild commenced this year. I commenced as Administration Officer and am now in the role of Business Manager.

Role: Business Manager
Additional roles: Staff Function Co-ordinator
Professional Learning and areas of interest: Cases 21
Hobbies: I like to shop, travel, caravan, read and spend time with my family
Karen Ridley

I commenced at Albert Street in 2010 in the role of Library Technician. In 2015 I was appointed Administration Officer. I have 2 children, one of which commenced prep this year at Albert Street.

Current Role: Administration Officer
Additional Roles: OH&S Representative, After School Activities Supervisor, Staff Function Co-ordinator
Professional Learning and areas of interest: Cases 21, Bookmark Library Services, OH&S
Hobbies: The outdoors and travelling with my family. I like to shop, run and socialise with friends and family in my spare time.
Erin Ridley
My employment at Albert Street commenced in 2010 as a Learning Assistant. I have since been trained as a Speech Therapy Assistant and provide Language Support to children across the school.

Role: Learning Assistant
Additional Roles: Speech Therapy Assistant, Ready to Learn, Literacy Intervention, Frist Aid officer level 2, Child First Champion, Life Skills, Maths Focus groups
Professional Learning and areas of interest: Education Support, Speech Therapy
Hobbies: Reading, country music, canteen manager - Moe Football Club, football, netball and being a mother to my 2 children
Julie Sim
I commenced at Albert Street as a volunteer when my children started in 2008. In 2010 I was appointed to the position of Learning Assistant and then Library Technician in 2015. I have 2 children, one at secondary school and the second completing year 6 at Albert Street.

Role: Library Technician
Additional roles: Reports Co-ordinator, Breakfast Club Co-ordinator, Community Liasion Officer, School Council Secretary
Professional Learning and areas of interest: Education Support, Book Mark and SCIS (Library Software), Data Management System
Hobbies: Travel, puzzles, shopping and walking on the beach
Sharon Waterhouse
I have been a Learning Assistant for the past 4 years and commenced my employment at Albert Street in 2017.

Role: Learning Assistant
Additional roles: Ready to Learn program, Flexible Learning, Literacy Intervention, First Aid and Life Skills
Professional Learning and areas of interest: Education Support
Hobbies: Cooking, walking, country music, gardening, growing my own vegetables, Team Manager Newborough Youth Girls (REDS) and spending time with my family
Amanda Gooding
I completed my Certificate 4 in Education Support in 2016 and commenced employment as a Learning Assistant at Albert Street in 2017.

Role: Learning Assistant
Additional roles: Literacy Intervention Program, First Aid, Inclusion Program (lunchtime activities, positive role modelling)
Professional Learning and areas of interest: Certificate 4 Education Support, Literacy Intervention
Hobbies: Art (pencil portraits), reading, walking and cooking
Claire Van Der Velden
I completed my Certificate 4 in Education Support in 1999 and commenced employment as a Learning Assistant at Albert Street in 2017.

Role: Learning Assistant
Additional roles: Literacy Intervention Program, First Aid, Literacy Intervention Program
Professional Learning and areas of interest:
Hobbies: Reading, walking, cooking, sewing, music, fishing and golf, Running shopping, music, cricket and football with my 2 boys, each, travelling and camping!!
Belinda Holmes
  I commenced at Albert Street this year in the second semester and teach a 3/4 class.

Role: 3/4 Teacher
Additional Roles: Community Garden Co-ordinator, Sustainability
Professional Learning and areas of interest:
Hobbies:
Marg Shiels
I began working at Albert Street this year and will be teaching Art and Performing Arts

Current Role: Art/Performing Arts
Additional Roles:
Professional Learning and Areas of Interest:
Hobbies:
Sarah Oxley
My name is John and I am from Ontario Canada. I have been in Australia for 4 years and worked as a chaplain with the CFA. I have completed certificate 4 in Social Work and Mental Health
Current Role: Well-Being Officer
Additional Roles: Assist and Support staff as required
Professional Learning and Areas of Interest: Mental Health and Well-being
Hobbies: reading, swimming, walking my golden retriever, spending time with my wife
John Harper
I taught at Albert Street for 5 years in the junior unit before going on maternity leave. I have since taught PE and now work 1 day per week in a support/relief role.
Current Role: Support Staff for Professional Development
Additional Roles: Assist and support staff as needed, Assist with Junior School Council
Professional Learning and Areas of Interest: VCOP, Assessment and ICT in the classroom
Hobbies: Chasing my 2 boys, gardening, cooking and walking
Anastasia Rossi
  I commenced at Albert Street this year and my current role is Physical Education Teacher

Current Role: Physical Education Teacher
Additional Roles: Health, Sports Co-ordination
Professional Learning and Areas of Interest: Special Needs (especially autism), organising extracurricular activities and sporting activities
Hobbies: Swimming, relaxing on weekends with my partner, being part of the tyers Soccer Club (including canteen manager), shopping, being with family (especially my niece and nephew)
Lisa Nelson
  I have been working at Albert Street since 2016 as a computer technician.

Current Role: Computer Technician
Additional Roles:
Professional Learning and Areas of Interest: Music, Guitar, Music production, Computers
Hobbies: Music, Guitar
David Jelnic
  This is my first year at Albert Street Primary School. I have taught in many different schools with experience in a private boys school (Camberwell Boys Grammar), private girls school (Strathcona Baptist Girls School) and a large public school (Blackburn Primary School). I came to the area last year and worked at Yallourn North Primary school and now it looks as though you have another city convert to the country.

Current Role: 5/6 Teacher
Additional Roles: Transition Co ordinator
Professional Learning and Areas of Interest: Reader's and Writer's Workshop, Welfare and looking at completing my Masters of Education over the next few years.
Hobbies: Reading, taking out the boat, gardening and hockey
Stephanie Luttrell
  I am in my ninth year of teaching, and have worked as a full-time member of staff and as a casual relief teacher in a variety of local schools.

Current Role: 1/2 Teacher
Additional Roles:
Professional Learning and Areas of Interest: Readers and Writer's Workshop,
Hobbies: I like to spend my free time with my family and my menagerie of pets at home. I love craft writing poetry and short stories, and I love camping.
Deb McKimmie