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Meet Our Staff



lisaCentre 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. 


kellyOffice Administrator-Kelly McGuire


Over 2's Team 


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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.


Kayla Anderson-Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (ece)

AngeAngela Gibson-Diploma of teaching and learning (ECE)


FullSizeRenderHayley 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 with my first child and partner Luke.  When not spending time with my family and friends, I love exercise, painting and gardening.



courtneyCourtney Dennett-In training 2nd 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. 


d4f6b964 01a4 4446 a40c d6b4211551ed ecd4e1e9Nicki Annan-3rd year in training.

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 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.  


TrudyTrudy 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.