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.”

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.

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.”

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.

Abbey James

Abbey James

Teacher

“I like being a part of the Christian community, inspiring children and supporting them to grow and have a love of learning, sharing my faith with others and having fun together.”

“Opp shopping, going to Church, catching up with friends and family, bike riding, travelling, spending time with God.”

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.

Heidi Lewis

Heidi Lewis

Teacher

“I love the warm and welcoming atmosphere LLS has.”

Outside of school I love home, family time, movies and chocolate.

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.

Whitney Peters

Whitney Peters

Teacher

“At LLS I enjoy the students who bring something new and interesting to each and every day.  I love that LLS is innovative and is continuously looking for ways to grow, develop and achieve excellent outcomes for all children.”

“I enjoy sports, live music, spending time with friends and family and ofcourse coffee.” 

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.  

Anneka Yard

Anneka Yard

Teacher

“I love being able to guide students as they grow into the best versions of themselves, within such as supportive, high quality, God filled environment.”

“I enjoy spending time with my growing family and friends, and I especially enjoy beautiful days oustide by the river.”

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.” 

Jade Gum

Jade Gum

Administration

“LLS has a very calm and caring environment, a school community that I am grateful to be a part of.”

I love spending time with family and friends, and spending time in the kitchen baking. ” 

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.

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. 

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.

Charmaine Pfitzner

Charmaine Pfitzner

Lutheran Support Officer

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

Spending time with my family.

 

 

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.

Sara Lloyd

Sara Lloyd

Lutheran Support Officer

“I love working with the staff and students, everyone is friendly and caring.”

“I love spending time with my family, especially on the river.”

Stacey Hunter

Stacey Hunter

Lutheran Support Officer

“I love working with the friendly staff and students and enjoy helping them grow in God’s love.”

“Outside of school I enjoy being on the river with my husband and two sons or being in the garden.”

Kristiana Lamey

Kristiana Lamey

Lutheran Support Officer

“Having not yet lived in a country town, the emphasis on community and caring relationships at LLS has been something I’ve really noticed and love being a part of!               It’s a priviledge to work in a place where Jesus is praised as King!” 

” I love family time, freestyle cooking, wood carving with my husband, hiking and learning about other cultures.

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.