This fortnight we are introducing seven more new staff members. Please say hello to them when you see them around the College.
Introducing Annaliese Bullock
Hello! Some of you may remember me as Miss Dart, as I was here last year doing my final prac and internship.
Well, I am excited to say that I have returned this year as a teacher and as Mrs Bullock!
I got married last year in November. So I am beginning my first year of teaching and first year of marriage all at once! Exciting and busy times ahead! I am so incredibly blessed to be apart of such a wonderful, supportive and Christ-centred community here at GCCC. To be beginning my teaching career with the guidance and support that surrounds me is just a huge blessing. God is good!
My husband and I share many hobbies together. We love wakeboarding, camping, mountain climbing, surfing and just generally being active and adventurous! I am passionate about working alongside young people and seeing them reach their full potential. I look forward to meeting you and working with you this year.
Annaliese is teaching Maths and Science at GCCC.
Introducing Kimberly McLaren
I was born and raised on the Sunshine Coast and have been blessed to be able to teach on the coast for the past 5 years.
I am entering into my sixth year of teaching and during this time I have specialised in early years education.
I am married and I enjoy going to the beach, reading and spending time with my family and friends.
Kimberly teaches Year 2W at GCCC.
Introducing Danielle Macpherson
My name is Danielle Macpherson, soon to be married and become a Bassett. Your children probably just know me as Chappy Dani.
I have moved to the Sunshine Coast from Brisbane and hope to settle with my husband around Beerwah in March. I am attending Glasshouse Country Baptist Church, which I am thoroughly enjoying.
I will be working with the Primary School predominantly but will participate in the Middle and Senior Schools also. I am so excited for the year ahead and am so blessed by this opportunity. If you see me around feel free to come say hi or if you have any problems let me know.
I love swimming, reading and going to the beach.
Introducing Renee Newman
It is a pleasure to join the team at Glasshouse Christian College. I am recently married and have been teaching for 10 years on the Sunshine Coast.
I have taken many opportunities to travel the world which has enriched my understanding of people, culture and the amazing world we live in.
As often as possible, I love to get out and enjoy the sun. Boating, fishing or camping generally top my weekend ‘to do’ list. I am excited about 2013 and all the wonderful things that lay ahead.
Introducing Tanya Cullen
It is somewhat surreal for me to be introducing myself as a teacher at GCCC as I used to be a “Beer – war” (as the long-standing locals pronounce it) girl. I moved away for my first teaching position ten years ago but until then I was virtually born and bred here (and I’m thankful for the adventure-filled child hood it was!) I was even involved in the very early days of the College and I remember helping out one weekend to prepare the classroom for the very first day of school.
It’s a very strange feeling to return on a more permanent basis and recognise so many faces of people I either went to school with or served in the fruit shop where I worked while I was at school and uni. What’s even more bizarre is teaching the children of families that I have known for so long, yet the students don’t know me! Coming back to the area, now with my husband and two children, I have a new appreciation for the natural beauty of this area, it’s convenient location and general pace of life.
This year at GCCC I will be teaching Year 7 and 8 Business and ICT and after having some time off to look after my own small children, it’s nice to be back in the classroom engaging with students and encouraging them on their learning journey. Throughout the year I look forward to meeting many of you (specifically parents of middle schoolers) and joining with you in your child’s education.
Introducing Ryan Fowler
Hi there. My name is Ryan Fowler and I am a passionate HPE teacher. I love all things health and sport, but especially tennis.
My background before teaching was in professional coaching (tennis), where I have been fortunate to coach in Australia, New Zealand, England and Europe. I am currently completing my Masters in Education (correspondence) through Deakin University to further my love of teaching.
I am recently married (5 months) to a beautiful lady named Karen who is a Psychologist working for Queensland Health. I am originally from beautiful NSW (Sydney), but before teaching at GCCC, I spent the last few years teaching in Victoria and this is where I met my wife.
I look forward to meeting anyone and everyone in efforts to foster a great working relationship and promote learning here at GCCC.
Introducing Matthew Ware
Hi Everyone, My name is Matthew Ware. I have the pleasure of teaching Year 7/8 Maths/Science at GCCC and love it. I have been teaching for approximately 17 years. Some of the highlights of my career are;
Taught out west for Education Queensland
Been a teaching principal in a school of 9 students.
Taught school over the radio at Longreach School of Distance Education
Taught Primary PE
Headed up Primary technology
I love music and play guitar and bass and am always up for a jam. I worship lead at Narangba Baptist Church and am currently playing in a Christian band called ‘3 Days Later’. I am married to my wife Nicole and have a beautiful little girl called Makayla.
I have enjoyed my time at Glasshouse Christian College and look forward to getting to know the staff, students and parents as the year progresses.