Glenferrie Primary School Staff
Sue O'Sullivan is the Principal at Glenferrie Primary School. She has been in the role since 2014. She has a passion for teaching and learning. Mrs O'Sullivan also loves to travel and enjoys spending time with family.
Tanya Gurney is the Assistant Principal at Glenferrie Primary School. She started at Glenferrie in 2016 and became PYP coordinator in 2017, facilitating the school’s push to become an IB school. A keen Collingwood supporter, Mrs Gurney will often be found barracking for the Magpies from the members at the MCG.
Alex Murray is a Leading Teacher, P.E. teacher and IB coordinator at Glenferrie. Alex has been teaching at GPS since 2008 and is as enthused by learning and teaching as he was on his first day. Through inquiry, he encourages his students to expand their knowledge base and skill set in new areas and to follow their interests.
Karen Bennett is a Learning Specialist, currently teaching Year 5. She began teaching at Glenferrie in 2016 after a 5 year role in an outer Eastern school. Prior to that she taught in Tasmania and has experience in all primary year levels and many leadership roles. She moved to Melbourne from Tasmania in 2009 and sees herself as a true Melbournian.
Shelley Clinch is the Business Manager at Glenferrie Primary School, having commenced in 2016. She has worked in many schools in 23 years in education. She welcomes and enjoys interacting with the entire school and community on a daily basis.
Rosie Findlay is in the office where she has been since 2011. If she isn’t in the office she has gone fishing. Rosie works with us from Monday to Thursday.
Claire Robertson is one of our Prep teachers who started with us this year. Before this, she was busy zooming around on skis teaching kids and adults how to ski in Canada! When she is not working hard in the classroom she can usually be found eating TimTams, dancing to Disney music or listening to Michael Buble!
Diyana Ismail is one of our wonderful Prep teachers. She started teaching at Glenferrie PS in 2017. She is originally from Perth but made the move to Melbourne in 2016. In her spare time and when it’s not freezing cold, she loves to explore the city of Melbourne. She also enjoys going to the footy and is a keen Fremantle supporter.
Elise Boyle is a Year 1 teacher who has been working at Glenferrie since 2016. When away from school, Mrs Boyle enjoys going to the gym, socialising and spending time with her husband and four children.
Skye Allen is has returned to Glenferrie after a year of teaching in London. We are excited to have her back. Skye is teaching Year 1 and is an avid Geelong supporter and lover of all things dogs.
Kim Nicholas is a Year 1/2 teacher. She loves being back at Glenferrie after returning from Family Leave at the beginning of 2018. Kim had been at G.P.S. for eight years before that. Kim loves travelling with her family, and on weekends often spends time visiting friends and family in South Gippsland.
Kate started at GPS at the beginning of 2021 and is our Year 2 teacher. Kate loves being here in Hawthorn because it is the heartland of her mighty Hawthorn Hawks.
Lorelle is the team leader of our Year 3 team. She has been with us at Glenferrie since 2017. Lorelle is a keen gardener who also like to travel.
Bianca Tanase is a Year 4 teacher, who joined Glenferrie PS in 2018 after earlier changing careers from communications. She enjoys drinking a leisurely cup of coffee on her balcony while pondering her next travel destination.
Melanie Inglefinger is a Year 4 teacher. Miss Inglefinger joined the staff at Glenferrie in 2017. She enjoys seeing musicals and attempting to sing aloud many of their hit songs (her favourite musical is Les Miserables).
James Troutbeck is a 5 teacher who graduated from studying a master’s in teaching in 2018. He joined the Glenferrie PS team at the beginning of the year and has loved every moment of it since. In his spare time James enjoys playing guitar, SCUBA diving and riding his bike whenever he can.
Maya Radic is a Year 5 teacher. She joined Glenferrie Primary School in 2019, and has previously taught at schools in Melbourne and London, where she lived for two years. She enjoys spending time with family and friends and travelling, she has visited over 30 countries so far and hopes to keep adding to this list.
Ellen Angus is a Year 6 teacher and year level team leader. Ms Angus joined Glenferrie PS in 2017, after making a career change from urban planning. She enjoys maths, live music and freshly baked chocolate brownies.
Brooke Clarkson is a Year 6 teacher at GPS. Ms Clarkson joined Glenferrie PS in 2020. She is a long time supporter of the Saints. One of favourite past times is exploring new places for coffee.
Rosa has worked as the Italian Language Teacher and Coordinator at Glenferrie Primary School since 2006. Rosa is very passionate about teaching and learning associated with the Italian language and culture. Rosa is a keen Carlton supporter and she enjoys visiting ‘Brunetti’ in Carlton for a ‘caffѐ macchiato’!
Lina Zamperoni is our Performing Arts teacher. She loves spending her time with our students to develop their skills in performing arts. She is a keen, Italian speaking, North Melbourne supporter.
Cathy Taylor is currently on Long-Service Leave
Annika is one of our amazing integration aides. She loves working in the classroom and helping the teachers. On her weekends she keeps going with her job teaching in a Swedish school.
Fran is another one of our wonderful integration aides who loves working with all of our students. In her spare time, Fran likes to take long walks with her family (including the dog) and reading.
Sven Svensson is the school's IT technician. His role is to ensure the school's computer systems are functioning properly. Sven loves anything to do with Geography and the world.
Madeline Smith started teaching at Glenferrie in 2016 in 1/2 and is now a Prep teacher. Prior to Glenferrie, she taught overseas and at another inner city school. Madeline enjoys working with others, travelling, and reading a fabulous book with a great cup of coffee. Madeline is currently on Family Leave
Melanie is our P.E teacher who loves teaching our students different skills and how to play different sports. Mel has been working at GPS since 2015. Mel is currently on Family Leave.