Teaching Staff

DIANNE GOODALL

Director & Early Childhood Teacher

Director & Early Childhood Teacher PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAM – Blue Group

Dianne Goodall has been with Surrey Hills Pre-school Centre since October 2008. She has extensive experience in various Early Childhood settings. Dianne has a Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Melbourne and a Certificate 4 in Training and Assessment from Box Hill TAFE. 

Email: diannegoodall@surreyhillspreschool.com.au 

ANGELA ROWE

Early Childhood Teacher

PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAM – Red and Purple Groups  

Angela joined Surrey Hills Pre-School in 2016 as a pre-school teacher in the funded program. She completed her Early Childhood Education qualification from Deakin University and also studied primary education and disability studies at RMIT. Angela brings with her a wealth of current knowledge in the field. 

Email: angelarowe@surreyhillspreschool.com.au 

SUE GOOLD

Early Childhood Teacher

PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAM – Purple Group 

Sue joins Surrey Hills Preschool in 2019 as the Tuesday Purple Group teacher.  Sue has been teaching early childhood since 1990 in a variety of settings including 3 year old and 4 year old kindergarten programs as well as teaching in child care centres.  Sue holds a Diploma of Teaching – Early Childhood and obviously comes with many years of experience.  Sue has a passion for music and literacy and we hear her singing her heart out in the classroom with the children.

SUE PETERSEN

Early Childhood Co-educator

PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAM – Red and Blue Groups 

Sue began her association with SHPS as a parent and Committee Member. Sue started working at Surrey Hills Pre-school in 1993 with the yellow group. Before too long, the Pre-school set up another Kindergarten group. In 2000, Sue started working with the Pre-school groups. Sue enjoys working with the teachers who are dedicated to their profession and to the children. Children have so much to offer and fill Sue with inspiration every time they meet. Sue believes it is very important to listen to children and often thinks she learns more from them than they do from her. 

Email: suepetersen@surreyhillspreschool.com.au

JULIE CIGLER

Early Childhood Co-educator

PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAM – Blue and Purple Groups 

Julie is a co-educator in the Pre-School program. Julie joined Surrey Hills Pre-School in 2006 as an additional co-educator, supporting staff with children with additional needs. Quickly welcomed by the Pre-School community, she was soon featuring in the teaching room as a relief co-educator and then a permanent co-educator, working with one of the 4-Year-Old groups in 2012. 

Email: juliecigler@surreyhillspreschool.com.au

KAREN WOOLSEY

Early Childhood Teacher

KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM – Green, Yellow and White Groups

Karen Woolsey is the Kindergarten teacher of the Green, Yellow and White groups at Surrey Hills Pre-school. Karen has completed her Masters in Early Childhood Education from Federation University. Karen started teaching at Surrey Hills Pre-school in 1999 as the 4-year-old teacher and Director. Karen now enjoys teaching the Kindergarten children and introducing them to their first formal step on the road of education. 

Email: karenwoolsey@surreyhillspreschool.com.au

GWEN HULTGREN

Early Childhood Co-educator

KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM – Green, Yellow and White Groups

Gwen joined the Surrey Hills Pre-School team in 2016 for our youngest children, and brings with her over 17 years of experience in the Early Childhood field. Gwen holds a Diploma in Children’s Services and has a real passion for the early years. 

Email: gwenhultgren@surreyhillspreschool.com.au

RUCHITA VATSA

Early Childhood Co-educator

Ruchita has joined our team at Surrey Hills Preschool this year (2019) as our lunch cover reliever.  Ruchita is working towards her Diploma of children’s services and has the tough job of stepping into staff’s shoes when they go off the floor for their lunch breaks.  This role requires Ruchita to be quick on her feet; quickly adapting to the children in each class as well as each Teacher’s learning program.  Ruchita has experience in working with school aged children but her passion is the early years.

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