Our Teaching Team

Katy Waterson (Miss Katy) 
Red Group (Monday/Tuesday)
Yellow Group (Thursday/Friday)

Miss Katy has a Master of Early Childhood Education and is passionate about helping children to grow and learn in a fun environment. Miss Katy has previously taught at Calliope Kindergarten while pregnant with her daughter, who has attended two years at Calliope Kindy.

Amelia Dahtler (Miss Amelia)
Teaching Assistant
Red Group (Monday/Tuesday)

Miss Amelia has a Certificate Three in children’s Services and has been completing relief work at Calliope Kindergarten since 2014. She has two children who both attended Calliope Kindergarten. Miss Amelia has lived in the region now for 20 years.

Samantha Taylor (Miss Sam)
Co-Director
Green Group  (Monday/Tuesday)
Blue Group  (Thursday/Friday)

Miss Sam obtained her bachelor of learning Management in 2010 and the following year in 2011 Miss Sam commenced work at Calliope Kindergarten.
Prior to this Miss Sam had a background in the Early Childhood field as a kindergarten assistant for four years. During this time is where Miss Sam’s love of Early education began.

Rebecca Taylor (Miss Bec) 
Teaching Assistant
Green Group  (Monday/Tuesday)
Blue Group  (Thursday/Friday)

Miss Bec holds a Diploma of Children’s Services and has worked at Calliope Kindergarten since October 2014. Miss Bec has three children that have all attended Calliope Kindergarten and is now a proud grandparent to two children.

Tracey Rule (Miss Tracey) 
Teaching Assistant
Yellow Group (Thursday/Friday)

Miss Tracey has a Certificate Three in Children’s Services. She has been doing relief work at Calliope Kindergarten since 2017.
She has six children who all attended Calliope Kindergarten.

Chelsea Coyne (Miss Chelsea)
Teaching Assistant
Red Group (Monday-Friday)

Miss Chelsea began volunteering at Calliope Kindergarten in 2019. In 2020 she became our services first ever trainee and is currently studying a Certificate III in Children’s Services.

Louisa Doig (Miss Louisa) 
Teaching Assistant
Green Group (Monday/Tuesday)
Blue Group (Thursday/Friday)

Miss Louisa has a Certificate III in Children’s Services and began working at Calliope Kindy in 2020.Miss Louisa moved to Australia with her husband and eldest son in 2012 from Scotland. Two of her three children have attended Calliope Kindergarten. 

Paula Masters (Miss Paula) 
Teaching Assistant
Yellow Group (Thursday/Friday)

Miss Paula is married with six children and has completed her Certificate III. She has loved working with young children for 15 years now. She believes in creating a nurturing, safe environment for all children and believes play is a valued process for children’s learning, thinking, imagination and communications.