Our Teaching Team

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Kristy Ferguson (Miss Kristy) 
Co-Director
Green Group (Monday/Tuesday)

Miss Kristy began working at Calliope Kindergarten in January 2012 after having worked in the state education system. Miss Kristy’s love of kindergarten was formed when her eldest child attended Calliope kindergarten in 2011. Miss Kristy completed a bridging course to enable her to work in the Early Education field.

Amelia Dahtler (Miss Amelia)
Teaching Assistant
Green 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.

Amanda Griffith (Miss Amanda)
Teacher
Red Group (Monday/Tuesday)

Miss Amanda‘s passion is working with children and helping them explore and grow. She has been employed in the Early Childhood field since 2002 and has worked in a variety of educational settings. As part of the local community, two of Amanda’s three children have attended Calliope Kindergarten and absolutely loved it.

Rebecca Taylor (Miss Bec) 
Teaching Assistant
Blue Group & Red Group
(Monday-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.

Samantha Taylor (Miss Sam)
Co-Director
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.

Elise Wilson (Miss Elise) 
Teacher
Yellow Group (Thursday/Friday)

Miss Elise has worked at many local schools around the Gladstone region. She holds a Bachelor of Primary Education and is currently studying a bridging course in Early Childhood. Miss Elise has 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.

Wendy Pengelly (Miss Wendy)
Teaching Assistant
Relief

Miss Wendy is Diploma qualified and started working at Calliope Kindergarten in 2020.

Chelsea Coyne (Miss Chelsea)
Teaching Assistant
Blue Group  & 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.