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, Danny Henman

Deputy principal, Sharon Hodgson

Deputy principal, David Thick

Assistant principal (primary) – Kath Barker

Head teachers

Our experienced executive staff have allocated roles and responsibilities

Full-time enrolments

Head teacher enrolment and wellbeing (North) – Mark Ippolito

Head teacher enrolment and wellbeing (South) – Brett Rhodes

Head teacher enrolment and wellbeing (Central) – Ally Quinton (Sam Askew – relieving)

Head teacher enrolment and wellbeing (West) – Anne Price

Single course enrolments

Head teacher single course and NESA – Michelle Dowling


Head teacher administration (staffing and operations) – Coralie Sandell

Head teacher administration (data and specialist projects) – Lisa Tonkin

Head teacher curriculum – Tiffeny Cox

Head teacher technology – Matthew Moss


Aboriginal education – Jeremy Whiterod

Aboriginal education – Rob Roberts (Acting)

Creative and performing arts (CAPA) – Sharon Mwanza

English and history – Elizabeth Robson

Science – Matthew Cartwright

Mathematics – Delena Tibbs

Human society and its environment (HSIE) – Angela Pelc

Languages – Suzanne Warmerdam (Relieving)

Learning support – Sarah Giles

Personal development, health and physical education (PDHPE) – Richard Mills

Technology and applied studies: Louise Kearney (Relieving)

Vocational Education and Training (VET) – Alison Sandercock (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

Young parents program – Wendy Rooney

High potential and gifted coordinator – Hedda Whitfield

Anti-racism contact officer (ARCO) – Kim Morris

School counsellor – Dan Wilson