Meet Our Staff
Centre Manager - Lisa Copland-Bachelor of Teaching (ECE)
I have been lucky enough to be part of this fantastic community based Preschool since the beginning, originally as Head Teacher back in 2009. Although in a management role now I still love being able to spend time on the teaching floor when I get the chance. My husband and I live with our 3 boys on a farm nearby in Chertsey.
Office Administrator-Kelly McGuire
Over 2's Team
Head Teacher (Over 2's) Jude Fitzgibbon-Diploma of Teaching (ECE)
I am the head teacher in the Over 2 environment. I live in Rolleston with my Husband and 3 children. I have been teaching for over 20 and I love the community spirit here at Dorie. I love to go camping and discover the beauty of our country.
Angela Gibson-Diploma of teaching and learning (ECE)
Lizzy Bell-Diploma of Teaching (ECE)
I am a qualified teacher with a Diploma in Teaching and I have been teaching since 2011. I really enjoy the learning journey children go on here at Dorie preschool and the fact I can be a part of it. My family have been farming in Dorie for many years and I feel a great connection to the Dorie area and the community. When I am not teaching you can find me down on the farm, traveling the world, or spending quality time with my friends and family.
Hayley Doody-Bachelor of Teaching (ECE)
I am a registered teacher who has been teaching since 2010. I love watching children grow into confident explorers and being able to support them on their journey.
I live in Rakaia and have just had my first child. When not spending time with my family and friends, I love exercise, ppainting and gardening.
Courtney Dennett-In training 1st Year
I am an untrained teacher who is looking forward to start training this year. I enjoy being around children and watching them learn and grow. I live in Rakaia with my parents and two younger siblings. I enjoy the outdoors and spending time with family and friends.
Under 2's Team
Head teacher (Under 2's) Debbie Bremner - Diploma of teaching (ECE)
I am a fully qualified teacher with a Diploma in Teaching (ECE) and have been working with children and their families in Mid Canterbury for 23 years. I am excited to be taking on the new role of Under 2's head teacher. I have two children and when I am not working I enjoy spending time with family and friends and also gardening. I love to see the spark in children's eyes as they learn and enjoy working at the children's level encouraging them to problem solve and discover new interests and skills.
Nicki Annan-2nd year in traning.
Kia Ora Katoa, my name is Nicki Annan and I am excited to be part of the Under 2's teaching team!!
I am a Mum to 3 beautiful children aged between 15 and 18minths and have been happily married to my husband Judd for 2 years. In my spare time I love to play the drums and hockey, which both I have been doing for many years and still enjoy every minute of each.
Trudy Fifita-Untrained Educator.
I am Trudy and I am very excited about my new role as an under 2's teacher at Dorie preschool.
I have been a teacher at Dorie Community Preschool for 8 months and I love it so much I will be starting my formal training in the not too distant future. I have three children of my own, all have been pupils here at preschool. I enjoy spending my free time with my children spending time outdoors and working on imprving our family home. I look forward to building relationships with the children and their families.