Our Staff

Dedicated and loving caretakers
    • Jackie Robson
      Principal

      I started at MEEC in 1998. My qualifications include a Bachelor of Education, Early Childhood Diploma and Montessori Diploma. In my spare time I enjoy jogging, swimming at the beach, reading, catching up with friends and family, travelling, vegetarian and vegan cooking as well as Natural Horsemanship.

    • Janelle Hackett
      Directress - Fern Room

      My name is Janelle and I started at MEEC in 2001. I have a Montessori Diploma and I am the Montessori Directress teaching Cycle 1 in the Fern Room. In my free time I enjoy relaxing with family, cooking, going to the movies and walking our dog.

    • Stella
      Directress - Rose Room

      I started at MEEC in 1999 and teach Cycle 1 in the Rose Room. I have a Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies and a Montessori Diploma.

      Outside of Montessori, I enjoy baking, spending time with family and friends, shopping and doing things with my children.

    • May Al-Agha
      Directress - Jasmine Class

      I started at MEEC in 2005 and I am the Montessori Directress in the Sessional Jasmine Class. My qualifications include a Graduate Diploma in Education (Early Childhood) and a Masters in Education. I spend time teaching Arabic to young children and enjoy art and craft activities and cooking.

       

    • Sarah Lo
      Directress - Wattle Class

      I started at MEEC in 2006 and I am currently the Montessori Directress in the Sessional Wattle Class. My qualifications include a Montessori Diploma and Diploma of Children’s Services. I enjoy cooking and going on drives into the country.

    • Vicky Mihailidis
      Directress - Early Starters

      I have been with MEEC since 1996 as the Early Starters Directress. I hold a Montessori Diploma and Associate Diploma in Social Science in Child Care. I am a Registered Childhood Teacher and enjoy spending time with my family and shopping.

    • Donatella
      Teacher - Rose Room

      I hold a Montessori Diploma and I am a Registered Childhood Teacher. I started at MEEC in 2008 as a Cycle 1 Assistant in the Rose Room. I like singing, photography and spending time in nature with my daughter.

       

    • Claire Mapleback
      Teacher - Fern Room

      My qualifications include a Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Studies . I started at MEEC in 1996 and teach Cycle 1 in the Fern Room. I enjoy my volunteer work with ‘Forever Friends’ an animal rescue organisation, and also like cooking and going to the beach.

    • Soteria Sotiropoulos
      Teacher - Wattle Class

      I started at MEEC in 2013 as one of the teachers in the Sessional Wattle Class. I hold a Diploma of Teaching and a Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Teaching, and enjoy walking and reading biographies.

    • Dervla McGuigan
      Teacher - Fern Room/Part-time Administrator

      I started at MEEC in 2006 as an Assistant in the Sessional room. I hold a Montessori Diploma, am a Registered Childhood Teacher and also part-time Administrator. I enjoy getting home to see my family in Ireland every 2 years, yoga and good times with family and friends.

    • Kerryn Flatt
      Educater - Jasmine Class

      I started at MEEC in 2014 and hold a Certificate in Montessori Education, Certificate 3 in Children’s Services and Certificate 4 in Education Support. Currently I am a Montessori Educator in the Sessional Jasmine Class. In my spare time I enjoy running, horse riding, swimming, bush walking and travelling to different countries.

       

    • Giovanna Sammartino
      Educater - Rose Room

      My qualifications include an Associate Diploma in Social Science in Child Care. I started at MEEC in 2013 and am currently a Cycle 1 Assistant in the Rose Room.   I enjoy cooking, catching up with friends and family, going on drives and picnics with my family and attending the football.

    • Karina Forshaw
      Educater - Early Starters

      I started at MEEC in 2011 in the Early Starters Room as an Assistant. My qualifications include a Certificate 3 in Children’s Services and Certificate 3 in Education (Working with Children with Special Needs). Outside of teaching, I enjoy gardening, travelling and spending time with family.

    • Blydie Meiring
      Educater - Sessional Room

      I started at MEEC in 2014 as an aide in the pre-school rooms. I hold a Montessori Diploma and a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. I enjoy spending time with my family, gardening, travelling and being in the outdoors.

    • Deepa Prasad
      Educater - Fern Room

      I am an aide in the pre-school rooms with qualifications including a Montessori Diploma and a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. I started at MEEC in 2013 and in my spare time, enjoy going out with my family, singing Indian songs and cooking Indian food.