Meet Our Team

At Loxton Lutheran School we have a passionate and dedicated staff. We are blessed with a staff team that displays a rich set of experiences and gifts, who offer strong collegial support to each other, with a shared commitment to the development and general wellbeing of students.

Meet our Educators

We asked our wonderful and commited staff why they love working at Loxton Lutheran School, and what they are passionate about outside of the classroom.

Brad Williams

Brad Williams

Princpal

“Educators and parents are genuinely working in partnership to improve learning and wellbeing outcomes for students in our Christian context.”

Family, friends, fishing, football and golf.” 

Corrina Smart

Corrina Smart

Early Learning Centre Director

“The professional and collaborative environment and supportive colleagues and families.”

“Spending time with family and friends and watching my children play sport.”

Sarah Kruschel

Sarah Kruschel

Business Manager

“The sense of community we have here is special.  I also enjoy the interaction with families and supportive colleagues.”

“Camping, fishing, family time and travel.”

Andrea Athanasopoulos

Andrea Athanasopoulos

Teacher

“The students! They fill my day with creativity, love, imagination, determination, mischief and laughter, and they give me so many different reasons to be proud of them.”

“Spending time with my family and friends, shopping, Netflix and good coffee.” 

Leonie Bradtke

Leonie Bradtke

Teacher

“Job satisfaction: seeing the students grow and progress, fostering relationships with familes and having an input into who students are and what they grow into.”

Family, friends, coffee, crossfit, baking and gardening.

Rebecca Bullock

Rebecca Bullock

Teacher

“Our Christian values and how they are woven into our daily life at school.  I also enjoy the community feel we have here.”

“Family time and kayaking.”

Jamie Clarke

Jamie Clarke

Teacher

“The community feel of the school, supportive staff and seeing students supported to make positive choices.”

Family, friends, sport and my dog.

Renee Fielke

Renee Fielke

Teacher

“I love the interactions with families and seeing children flourish once they start school here.”

Time with family and coffee.

Joanne Hondow

Joanne Hondow

Teacher

“I love the feeling I get when I walk into LLS.  We are like one big family/community.”

I enjoy spending time on the river with my family and friends.  I like playing sport, especially basketball, netball and tennis.  I also enjoy Home and Away and chocolate.

Karl Klose

Karl Klose

Teacher

“It is a place abounding in God’s love and grace.  It is such a privilege to share the good news of Jesus’ love with children and families.”

Port Adelaide Footy Club, red wine and cheese.  Travelling to new destinations, time with family, The Aussie Cricket team.

Rachel Klose

Rachel Klose

Teacher

“It is a blessing to work in a caring and innovative community.  I am passionate about the arts and encouraging students to create.”

Outside of school I love gardening, sewing and spending time with my family.

Mara Rada

Mara Rada

Teacher

“We have a wonderful school here with supportive staff.”

Developing my food forest at home.

Leanne Reichstein

Leanne Reichstein

Teacher

“The caring and family orientated nature of our school community, how we look out for each other and support one another.”

I love attending live sporting events.

Sonya Staben

Sonya Staben

Teacher

“I love the supportive colleagues we have, the community feel to our school and the coherent approach to learning we have through the school.”

Socialising with friends whilst sipping on a coffee, being a mum to our beautiful children and mentoring/helping people.

Loryn Taylor

Loryn Taylor

Teacher

“I love our friendly and supportive staff who genuinely care for the children they teach.”

I am passionate about my own children and helping them find their way in the world.

Tyler Wagner

Tyler Wagner

Teacher

“I enjoy working at LLS because its an incredibly supportive environment to start my teaching career.”

I am passionate about sport and the important role it plays within small communities. 

Amy Harvey

Amy Harvey

School Chaplain & Lutheran Support Officer

“I enjoy working in such a professional environment here at LLS.”

God, family and seeing other people reach their God-given potential.

Dianne Boehm

Dianne Boehm

Lutheran Support Officer

“I love the caring, supportive environment which enhances student learning.”

I love spending time in any kind of garden, either to weed, grow or ‘smell the roses’.

Nicole Drake

Nicole Drake

Lutheran Support Officer

“I love working with the people that I do, both staff and students.  I enjoy being part of a team that helps teach children and supports them to be the best person they can be.”

Spending time with my family.  I enjoy being out in nature, whether its in the garden, down the river or by the sea.  I also like reading and watching Netflix.

Georgia Hauptman

Georgia Hauptman

Lutheran Support Officer

“I enjoy getting to work with so many different students at both the ELC and school.  The staff are fantastic.”

Spending time with my family and friends.

Sandra Miller

Sandra Miller

Lutheran Support Officer

“The people I work with and helping the children to learn and grow.”

Reading, walking by the river and spending time with family and friends.

Charmaine Pfitzner

Charmaine Pfitzner

Lutheran Support Officer

“Connecting and helping children who have diverse needs and abilities.”

Spending time with my family.

Leonie Sheffield

Leonie Sheffield

Student Support Leader, Mission and Ministry Leader and Teacher

“Seeing God’s love and grace flow in and through our school community, as we work together for the students.”

Spending time with family and friends, enjoying our beautiful river, cooking and gardening.

Tricia Wright

Tricia Wright

Instructional Leader

“I love the community! The staff, students and families create such a family feel. I enjoy talking to all of the students and learning more about their interests, and the things that are important to them. I really love assisting in the progress of each students development and learning, whether it be academically or socially. Overall, I believe it is the people that make our school such a wonderful place.”

My family; Jade, Macy and Carter. My other interests include spending time in nature; on the river, at the beach or walking through a magnificent national park. I like water sports and basketball and love spending time doing these things with my friends and family. I also like to keep fit and go to the gym every morning, Crossfit has been a personal interest of mine for a few years now. In my down time, I love nothing more than curling up with a good book and a coffee, in the winter sun.

Tracy Jones

Tracy Jones

Administration

“LLS is a welcoming, caring and supportive community, that I am grateful to be a part of.”

I love spending time with family, including our precious grandchildren and enjoy spending time relaxing at our block on the river.” 

Trudy Battams

Trudy Battams

Canteen Manager

“I love my job at LLS.  All the staff are awesome and I love chatting with the students when they visit me in the canteen.”

Spending time with my boys, reading and recycling.

Darren Zimmerman

Darren Zimmerman

Ground & Maintenance

“I love that it’s the school I went to as a child.  Also it’s a safe and welcoming environment.”

Outside of school I am passionate about travel here in Australia and overseas.  I enjoy doing anything outdoors.

Rachel Pontt

Rachel Pontt

Bus Driver

“Interacting with children on the bus”

Spending time with my family

Jade Wright

Jade Wright

Bus Driver

“The connections I make with the students on the bus”

Spending time on the river, socialising with friends, watching sport and my family.