Norman Park Community Kindergarten Team
Teacher | Assistant
Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) QUT,
Diploma in Early Childhood Education
Liz joined our kindergarten in 2018, after seven years working as an early years primary teacher in Australia and abroad. Most recently, Liz was living and teaching in the remote Indigenous community of Lockhart River in Cape York. Liz grew up in Camp Hill and attended Norman Park Community Kindergarten in the early 90s. Liz will be teaching the Kookaburras and assisting with the Lorikeets. Liz enjoys being outdoors with the children, climbing trees, observing birds, animals and clouds, and building obstacle courses. She also enjoys visual arts, early phonics and literacy, and telling stories about her dog Daisy.
Diploma of Childcare and Education
Akiko has been working in kindergartens and international schools for 13 years. Akiko has two children and an interest in art, science, music and yoga. As a parent to a child with special needs, Akiko is interested in learning to help children with additional needs such as ASD and giftedness.
Director | Teacher
Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)
Desley has been working in early childhood for 20 years in a variety of settings from childcare to stand-alone kindergartens, both private and community-run centres. Desley began at Norman Park Community Kindergarten in 2018. Desley is a passionate advocate for the arts in early childhood and has a keen interest in early literacy and in the educational programs of Reggio Emilia, Italy and Montessori. Desley is very proud of our Nature Kindergarten Program and looks forward to developing this and our outdoor master plan with our kindergarten community over the coming year.
Certificate III & Diploma in Early Childhood
Jane (affectionately known as Mrs Hennessy) grew up in Seven Hills, Brisbane and still lives in the local area with her family. Jane has been at the kindy since 2009 as the House Mother. She has a love of books and music. Jane’s favourite part of the day is library and music time.
Mel joined Norman Park Community Kindergarten in 2018 and has been working in kindergarten admin for five years. She supports the teaching staff and management committee and, of course, the parent community, on a part time basis, working two days a week.
Assistant | Teacher
Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood) QUT
Anne commenced at Norman Park in 2009. With 10 years experience and Bachelor qualified, Anne enjoys music and singing with the children. Anne will be assisting with both the Kookaburras and Lorikeets. Anne loves connecting with families and being part of the Kindy community.