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Passionate and professional, our teachers are dedicated to delivering an exceptional and holistic educational experience for their students.

Catholic Education teachers are given multiple opportunities each year for quality professional development and they are expected to actively embrace change for improved student outcomes. We believe in the value of being life-long learners and we strive to be authentic role models for our students.

2024 Staff List

Leadership Team


Mrs Jo Desailly


Mrs Lisa Marschke


Mrs Nicole Henderson

Mrs Tenielle Blanco 

Administration Staff

Finance Secretary

Mrs Lyn Osman

School Secretary

Mrs Taryn Dredge

School Secretary/Uniform Shop

Mrs Jacinta Sheehan

Teaching Staff

Prep Gold

Prep Green

Mrs Leilani Wills

Miss Karlia Ryan

Year 1 Gold

Year 1 Green

Miss Alisha Davis

Miss Tahlia Bird

Year 2 Gold

Year 2 Green

Miss Imogen Agnew

Mrs Leigh Nel

Year 3 Gold

Year 3 Green

Miss Ashleigh Allen

Miss Tanisha Bird

Year 4 Gold

Year 4 Green

Miss Simone Stretton

Mrs Rachael Musgrove

Year 5 Gold

Year 5 Green

Mrs Kim Higgs

Ms Rebecca Zigterman 

Year 6 Gold

Year 6 Green 

Miss Ashlee Cridge

Mrs Tiana Jahnke

Specialist Teachers


Mr Ross Jordaan 
Music/Choirs Mrs Emma Thurston
LOTE (French)

Mrs Emma Thurston (3-6)

Ms Jocelyn Norton Smith 

Library Mrs Mellissa Stretton


Student Services

Guidance Counsellor - Mrs Rebecca Greaves & Ms Marrissa Madigan 

Speech Pathologist - Miss Lyndsay Miller

Occupational Therapist - Mr Joshua Denman 

Early Career Teacher Mentor

School Based - Mrs Tenielle Blanco 

TCE - Mrs Melanie Singh

Instrumental Music Ms Catherine Motteram
Indigenous Support Teacher

Mrs Tenielle Blanco (Semester 1)

Miss Deeandra Martyr (Semester 2)

School Officers

Assisting Student Learning


Mrs Sandy Foschi, Mrs Sharyn TeWani, Mrs Sarah Chiauzzi, Mrs Rowena Greenland, Mrs Kristy Field, Mrs Kerry Bowler, Ms Maggie Bright, Mrs Deannine Hema, Mrs Alanna Binnie, Mrs Katrina Harris, Mrs Leanne Munns





Class arrangements

In 2024, St Joseph’s has 14 class groupings from Prep to Year 6 as follows:
Prep Green Prep Gold
1 Green 1 Gold
2 Green 2 Gold
3 Green 3 Gold
4 Green 4 Gold
5 Green 5 Gold
6 Green 6 Gold

Please be aware decisions regarding class sizes and staffing are made in consultation with the Townsville Catholic Education Office (TCEO) and are determined by TCEO guidelines and budget allocations.