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Southern Cross School of Distance Education

Southern Cross School of Distance Education

Providing quality distance education since 1995

Our staff

Get to know our school staff. We're all here to help.

Our professional, university-educated teachers encourage students to develop a love of learning and a desire to succeed. They maintain the highest integrity and concern for your child’s wellbeing.

The principal is responsible for the educational leadership and management of our school. If you would like to speak to the principal, please contact us to make an appointment.

Our school administrative staff can answer inquiries or direct you to the appropriate staff member for help.

Core executive

Principal, Kristine Pizarro (relieving)

Deputy principal, TBA

Assistant principal (primary) – Alison Elliott (relieving)

Head teachers

Our experienced executive staff have allocated roles and responsibilities

Full-time enrolments

Head teacher enrolment and wellbeing (North) – Elizabeth Harbison (relieving)

Head teacher enrolment and wellbeing (South) – Brett Rhodes

Head teacher enrolment and wellbeing (Central) – Ally Quinton

Head teacher enrolment and wellbeing (West) – Sam Askew (relieving)

Single course enrolments

Head teacher single course and NESA – Jason Ferns (relieving)


Head teacher administration (staffing and operations) – Harry Witt (relieving)

Head teacher administration (data and specialist projects) – Bryce Webster (relieving)

Head teacher curriculum – Melinda Lynch (relieving)

Head teacher technology – Matthew Moss


Aboriginal education – Jeremy Whiterod

Aboriginal education – Tiffany Sales (acting)

Creative and performing arts (CAPA) – Sharon McKay

English and History – Kerri Browne (relieving)

Science – Matthew Cartwright

Mathematics – Delena Tibbs

Human society and its environment (HSIE) – Angela Pelc

Languages – Susan Newman

Learning support – Shelley Hernage

Personal development, health and physical education (PDHPE) – Jo Skinner (relieving)

Technology and applied studies (TAS): Adrian Delman

Vocational Education and Training (VET) – Julie Ferns (relieving)

Support for students and supervisors

Our staff are dedicated to supporting student learning and wellbeing. For specific inquiries please contact the staff below.

Technology support

Year advisers and careers

Out-of-home care program - Louise Webster

Young parents program – Cara Brisbane

Anti-racism contact officer (ARCO) – Tim Knight

School counsellor – Leanne Neville

Learning and support teacher – Donna HardingeMelinda Lynch and Kate Malthouse