Gregg Sharman, Acting Principal 

Gregg is in his eighth year as a Principal. In addition to his undergraduate degree, Gregg also holds a Master of Educational Leadership and postgraduate qualifications in Mathematics and Religious Education. Gregg has previous experience in secondary education, having spent time in Hobart as a foundation staff member of St Aloysius Catholic College, now Tasmania’s largest Catholic school. Gregg is also known to many in our region’s sporting community through his involvement in cricket and football and is also our first former student to hold the position of Principal.  

Gabrielle Woods, Business Manager 

Gabrielle is a Certified Practicing Accountant and Auditor and joins us from the Legislative Council, Parliament of Tasmania where she was the Committee Secretary for the Public Accounts Committee. Prior to the Legislative Council, Gabrielle was the Corporate Services Manager at the Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority and was on the project team for major capital works to stabilise the Penitentiary building. Gabrielle has also worked as Specialist Budget Analyst for the Tasmanian Department of Treasurer and Finance. 

 Jennifer Dent, English/Humanities/RE 

Jennifer is an experienced teacher who joins us from St Patricks College in Launceston where she has taught History, Geography, English, HPE and RE. Jennifer has undertaken relief teaching at the College in previous years. 

Robert Duivenvoorden, Humanities/English/RE 

Rob has undertaken relief teaching and replacement teacher roles at the College last year. Rob is an experienced Catholic Education teacher having taught English, Humanities, Senior College Geography and Legal studies. He also holds qualifications in both Sociology and Psychology. 

Robin Harvey, Mathematics/Science 

Robin was Tutor at the College last year. Robin has worked for many years in the UK as a Lecturer teaching Advanced Computing and Programming. Robin has a BSc (Hons) – Mathematics, MSc, Master of Science Systems, MBA and postgraduate studies in teaching. 

Mollie Powell 

Mollie comes to us from St Joseph’s Catholic School in Queenstown, where she completed her first year of teaching. Mollie comes to us with a Degree in Psychology and a Master of Teaching. Mollie has also worked at Vic Roads in a Customer Service and License Assessor Role. 

Emily Sass, Learning Area Leader – Religious Education 

Having grown up in the Catholic faith and educated in North West Tasmania, Emily moved to the mainland where she completed a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) with Distinction. She furthered her education at the Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, gaining a Grad Dip in Education (Secondary) and Grad Cert in RE that included Theology and Biblical Studies. Emily has taught at Sacre Coeur in Victoria, in London, and at high schools in Queensland. Emily is currently on maternity leave.


Luke Wescombe, MDT/Digital Technologies 

Luke is an experienced MDT and Digital Technologies teacher who will join us from DOE schools, most recentlyYolla District High. Luke has a trade background, and while studying teaching has spent time in the Disability sector supporting people with developmental issues. 

Aaron ButlerEnglish/Humanities 9/10 

Aaron has been a welcome addition to the teaching staff in 2019. He joined the College as a recent graduate with a Master of Teaching from UTAS. We are pleased that Aaron will be continuing his teaching career with us. 

Nicole Pardon, Humanities/English/RE 

Nicole is well known to the staff and students due to her roles at the College last year covering staff leave.  She proved to be an excellent teacher with a wide variety of skills that will benefit the College immensely. Nicole shares the important role of Year Level Coordinator for Year 9. 

Karina Lemon, MDT/Digital Technologies 

Karina joined the College in 2019 as an experienced MDT teacher with excellent Digital Technology knowledge and she has a been a welcome addition to the MDT team. We are pleased that Karina will continue at the College on an ongoing basis. 

Rachael MacFarlane –Shires, Replacement Teacher (Terms 1 and 2 for Sarah Farrow) 

Rachael joins us with a wealth of teaching experience from DOE schools. In 2019 she returned to studies to continue with Master of Information Studies while also working at the Burnie Library. Rachael has also been appointed to the role of Acting Learning Area Leader for Religious Education in Term 2 and 3. 

Caroline Brett, Humanities/English/RE 

Caroline joined the College in April 2019 and has been with us as a replacement teacher ever since. Caroline has taught History for many years from Years 7 to 12. 

Jack Filz, Humanities/English/RE 

Jack has been appointed as a replacement teacher in Term 2 (Year 7/8 Religion, Year 10 English, Year 10 History). He is well known to staff and students due to covering relief roles at the College previously. 

Teacher Assistants – Learning Enrichment Centre (LEC)
Richard Rozendaal 

Richard joins the Learning Enrichment Centre team in 2020 having supported children with special needs in a school situation and special needs adults in residential care.  



Kristine Woodward 

Although not new to the College community, Kristine has retrained and successfully transitioned from the Cleaning team to join the LEC.  

Cathy De Santis 

Cathy has returned to the College in 2020.  We all know Cathy to be a professional, passionate and skilled tutor and she has been especially supportive of our senior students.   

Jodie Ollington 

Jodie has joined us again this year. Jodie was previously in a Teacher Assistant role for 7 years at Leighland Christian School.

Craig Winchcombe 

Craig joined us this year, primarily to support students in Year 8. Craig is undertaking tertiary education that aligns well with his learning support role.  

We are very lucky to have a team of support staff who are professional and committed to enhancing the experiences provided at our College for all students.  
Pastoral Care
Nicole Young, Psychologist 

Originally from Wynyard and a former Marist Regional College student, Nicole has worked as an Educational and Developmental Psychologist in Melbourne. Nicole has lived in the UK where she has worked in the Educational Psychology sector. Having decided to return to Australia, and keen to come back to the Burnie area, the vacancy here was perfect timing for her situation. Nicole also demonstrates leadership and will be working with her team of support staffteachers, leadership and the community to craft a compelling vision for student support at our College.  


Pam Maxwell 

Pam has been appointed to the Office Supervisor role. She is an experienced office administrator and supervisor with a passion for delivering exceptional customer service. Pam joins us from a travel consultancy and has worked previously in a variety of finance and administration roles across financial services, shipping and children’s services. 

Sharni Hall 

Sharni has been appointed to the PA to Leadership role. Sharni brings with her significant experience from senior PA and business administration roles.  

Carmen Foster 

Carmen has been appointed to the Student Services Officer role. She joins us from the banking sector. Carmen brings many years of customer service experience to this student support focused role. 

Sonia Miskovic 

Sonia has been appointed to continue in the VET Administration role. Last year, Sonia successfully applied her considerable administrative knowledge and skills to provide the VET team with excellent support. 

Diane Davis Diane has a diploma in Library/Information Services and has spent the last 10 years working in the Library at the University of NSW. Diane’s family moved to Ulverstone from Sydney about 6 months ago and are really enjoying the quieter lifestyle of NW Tasmania.   
Michael Scott 

Michael has previously undertaken work at the College alongside John Clousen in maintaining the grounds. Michael has also covered in the role of MDT Teacher Assistant, and has also supported Greg Close with maintenance works. Michael has been appointed to the Gardener role on an ongoing basis. 

Keeley Sharman, Youth Ministry 

Keeley is an MRC graduate from 2019 and has been appointed to the role of Youth Ministry Trainee for 2020. She has always taken an interest to Ministry through participating in the various Ministry events that the College holds. Keeley looks forward to being deeper involved in these activities through her role this year and learning many new skills along the way. 

Liam Viney, Sports and Harcombe 

Liam is a former student of MRC and has been appointed to the role of Sports and Harcombe Trainee for 2020. He is very passionate about sport and is really enjoying working within this industry. Liam is excited to learn and further develop his skills from this role and to identify what he wants to do in the future.   

Abbie Chatwin, Trade Training Centre 

Abbie graduated from the College in 2019 and was been appointed as a Trainee, working in the Cradle Coast Trade Training Centre and Vocational Education Training area. She is very passionate about the work that she is undertaking this year. The role allows Abbie to constantly work towards her future goals; in particular, to start her own business. She is looking forward to a year of learning and personal growth. 

Richard Fedosejevs, Maths/Science
Mr Richard Fedosejevs who is well known to us as a recently retired MRC teacher.  We are fortunate to have secured his services for our Tutoring team. 
Abbey Martin 

Abbey provided tutoring at the College last yearand we are pleased to welcome her back this year. Abbey is able to tutor a wide range of subjects including Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, Sports Science and Psychology.