MEET THE TEAM
Photo (left to right): Nicole Scott-Broudou, Roger Ashcroft, Leivur Ragnarsson, Joanne Wooster
Roger Ashcroft | Principal
Roger was appointed as our inaugural Principal in late 2020 and brings a wealth of educational leadership experience to the role.
Roger has a great track record in the leadership, growth and development of exceptional schools. He spent 5 years as principal of Yirara College, an indigenous boarding high school in Alice Springs, from 2014 to 2018 and prior to that was Principal of Shepparton Christian College in Victoria. Before becoming an educator Roger worked in trades and ran a number of small businesses.
“I have a genuine passion to give every young person the best opportunity to create a better future. I believe this is done by ensuring that a student’s wellbeing, sense of belonging and personal growth is as important as their educational goals” Mr Ashcroft said.
Joanne Wooster | Teacher
“I am excited and honoured to be part of the brand new Gateway Community High”
Jo has taught in a number of countries and settings, having taught students with special needs, English as a second language, learning support and various mainstream subjects.
Jo has enjoyed working with teenagers and the joy and job satisfaction that brings. Jo likes being active and trying to stay fit, enjoys reading and in better times, travelling as much as possible.
Jo is looking forward to the challenges and new opportunities that this will bring for her but also for the students.
Leivur Ragnarsson | Teacher
Leivur comes from the Faroe Islands, a small group of Islands in the North Atlantic Ocean just south of the Polar Circle.
He 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 Faroes, Tanzania and then in Thailand where he met his Australian wife. 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”.
Nicole Scott-Broudou | Teacher's Assistant
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. In her downtime, Nicole likes to entertain friends and family, as well as going to the beach.
“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