MEET THE TEAM

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(L-R) Leivur Ragnarsson, Pilar Betanzos Alonso, Nicole Scott-Broudou, Emma Marshall, Lauren Woods, Andrew Lloyd, Belinda Sallustio

Andrew Lloyd | Principal

Andrew has decades of experience in education, which has shaped his belief that learning is a journey. “Learning occurs when a teacher and a student work in partnership, where there is a mutual understanding, resulting in a growing respect, and allowing learning to become a natural part of life.”

A qualified secondary teacher he believes that every child should have access to a quality education. For the past 30 years Andrew has worked across NSW, SA, and NT education systems in rural, remote and very remote education.

Andrew’s teaching specialties are maths and science. He has worked as the Assistant Principal at Centralian Senior College, Alice Springs and as a curriculum writer marker and moderator for the SACE Board of South Australia. 

Leivur Ragnarsson | Classroom Teacher

Leivur studied to become a teacher in Denmark after a trip to India where he taught Afghani refugees basic English and computer skills - and realised how much impact he could have as a teacher.

He has since taught in the Faroe Islands, Tanzania and Thailand. He moved to Australia 7 years ago where he has been specialising in high school Mathematics alongside a range of other subjects, including Science.

 

“I am truly looking forward to playing my part in making this innovative approach to education a great success. I cant wait to meet the students and welcome them to our new learning environment”.

 

Emma Marshall | Learning Support Teacher

Emma has over 25 years of working in systemic and private independent schools in Sydney both single sex and co-educational as well as at alternative high schools like Gateway.

She is experienced in co-ordinating the wellbeing/welfare of young men and women, including designing wellbeing programs, camps, enrichment days and coordination of a team of wellbeing staff.

"I have always held the belief that with the right care, kindness and support every student will thrive. Young people just need to know someone is in their corner who believes in them and can uncover their potential."

​Nicole Scott-Broudou | Wellbeing Co-ordinator/ Student Learning Support Officer

Nicole previously enjoyed a career as a Jewellery Buyer, designing jewellery and travelling overseas. As her family grew, she happily found a completely different calling as a School Learning Support Officer.

 

Nicole is passionate about students' welfare and learning. She hopes to make a difference in each student's life and help them achieve their personal goals. 

“Do things for people not because of who they are or what they do in return, but because of who you are” – Harold S. Kushner

Pilar Betanzos Alonso | Student Learning Support Officer

Pilar comes from Bilbao in northern Spain, where she studied teaching and history degrees as well as ballet and aerobics. She knew that teaching was 'her calling' from a young age. In Sydney, Pilar's interest in education led her to complete a Master of Special Education at Macquarie University and she has taught Spanish to children and adults in various locations and settings, including at Macquarie Community College. 

Pilar is an energetic volunteer member of her children's schools, sports clubs, and community events. She loves the outdoors, bushwalking, fitness, and spending time with her family. 'I am very excited to be part of this new high school!' 

Belinda Sallustio | Administration Co-ordinator

Belinda has worked for over 9 years in the NSW education department in administration and also has considerable experience and knowledge in small business management.

 

Belinda enjoys being part of a successful team who nurture and guide students to be the best they can! She looks forward to working with the students, parents and teachers at Gateway Community High.

Belinda lives in the local community and is married with two gorgeous teenagers. She thoroughly enjoys hiking and spending time with her family.

Lauren Woods | Consultant Psychologist The Resilience Centre

Lauren is a Resilience Coach who works as a Provisional Psychologist at The Resilience Centre and in schools on both an individual & group basis. 

 

Lauren is an empathetic practitioner who is passionate about working creatively & flexibly with clients and their support systems, to achieve their best hopes.

 

“My goal is to provide a safe & non-judgemental space to help you make sense of the challenges that come with being human & equip you with the skills & resources to support you on your journey to making positive life changes.”