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Coolah Central School

Coolah Central School

The Virtue is in the Struggle...Not the Prize

Telephone02 6377 1101

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.


Winston Hughes


Deputy Principal

Melissa Richard 


Head Teachers Secondary           

Linda Milford - Teaching and Learning

Chris Spann - Teaching and Learning


Acting Head Teacher Wellbeing

John Laidlaw


Assistant Principals (K-6)

Kate Simmons (K-2)

Megan Wesley (3-6)

Rikki Esdaile (Curriculum & Instruction)


K-6 Teachers

Katherine Simmons - Kindergarten / 1

Rikki Esdaile/Johanna Schroeder - 1/ 2

Nicole Wilson - Year 3

Martine Burgess - Year 4

Lauren O'Neill - Year 5/6

Megan Wesley - Teacher Librarian

Felicity McMaster - Computers

Katie Burgess - Relief Teacher

Kristy Watson - Relief Teacher


7-12 Teachers

Megan Brooks

Katie Burgess

Meg Dixon

Sarah Dowell

Janette King

John Laidlaw

Thomas Le Roy

Chad Mangwiro

Felicity McMaster

Courtney McMullen

Linda Milford

Chris Spann

Anne Stadler

Sally Staniforth

Kristy Watson


Learning Support Class Teacher (Secondary)

Erin Bush  


Learning and Support Teacher

Lisen Olsson


School Councillor

Ronan Long


Student Support Officer

Kim Holland


School Admin Manager

Sarah Witton (Rel)


School Admin Officers

Amber Gibbs

Julie Hughes 

Kerrie McMaster

Robyn Rhodes

Heather Spence

Erin Williams


School Learning Support Officers

Karen Arden

Tameka Blowes

Kate Cook

Fern Cooper

Julie Frost

Kathleen Gardiner

Corey Lennox

Natalie Nealon


General Assistants

Terry Bailey

Allan Hayne