College Leadership Team

Deborah M Barker – Principal

Deborah Barker comes to St Kevin’s College after taking on the role as Principal for 10 years at Santa Maria College, Northcote. Prior to this appointment, she was Deputy Principal at Our Lady of Sion College, Box Hill for 5 years, and 7 years as Director of Faith and Mission at Mount Lilydale Mercy College, Lilydale.

Deborah enjoys study and has a Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Theology and a Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of Melbourne, and has recently finished studies at Harvard University in 2017. Married to Greg, and with two boys in their late teens, Deborah enjoys family life and learns much as a mother navigating the role of parent in these current times.

Deborah looks forward to working with the staff, students and parents of St Kevin's to re-set, re-claim and re-imagine the future of St Kevin’s College.
Paul Shannon – Acting Deputy Principal

Paul’s career in education spans 30 years. For the past two years he has been conducting research into the interrelationships between holistic learning, teacher pedagogy and individual differences in over 50 EREA schools as National Director of Learning at Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA). He has recently completed a Doctor of Education including curriculum innovations and evidence informed responses at the school level. In March 2020 Paul accepted the role of Acting Deputy Principal at St Kevin’s College until the end of 2021.
John Abrahams – Director of Faith and Mission

John has a Master of Art/Theology and Graduate Diploma in Faith Leadership from the MCD University of Divinity and a Diploma of Teaching from ACU. With over 30 years experience in teaching and leading in Catholic schools and with the Catholic Leadership and Governance Team at CEM.

John is passionate about sharing the Catholic faith with the members of the St Kevin’s community and feels privileged to be able to nurture and accompany students, colleagues and families on their faith journey. John teaches Religious Education at Years 8, 10 and 11 and looks after the Year 8 B Green Tennis Team and a Year 8 Debating Team.
Ross Corstorphin – Business Manager

Ross has a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Commerce as well as being a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants for the past 12 years. Ross has eight years of education experience including roles as Finance Manager and Business Manager of the College. Ross also has extensive experience in commercial operations, tax and accounting, corporate finance, property development as well a financial reporting. Ross leads a diverse team across the College that includes Finance, Facilities and Operations, IT, Grounds, Publications as well as a variety of other administration areas.
James Daly – Director of Glendalough

James has been the Head of St Kevin's College Junior School since 2012. James has had over 25 years of educational leadership experience, having previously been Principal at two Primary Schools in the Melbourne Catholic Archdiocese. James holds a Diploma in Teaching, Graduate Diploma in Curriculum, Graduate Diploma in Educational Administration and a Master of Education in Policy and Management. As a member of the College Leadership Team, James contributes to, and participates in, the life of the College across Years P to 12.
Ted Guinane – Director of Administration

Ted has a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Education from La Trobe University and is a member of the Australian College of Education. Ted plays a major role in the operation of the College including the daily organisation of the Heyington campus, the forward planning and management of College events and the construction and implementation of the secondary school timetables. Ted teaches Year 12 Mathematical Methods and Religious Education. Ted also coaches the Second XVIII football team.
Andy Klupacs – Dean of Waterford

Andy has been a teacher at St Kevin’s College for over 35 years, predominantly within the Middle School. Andy has a unique knowledge of the College having taught at all three campuses. Andy has a Teaching Degree and Masters of Educational Leadership from the Australian Catholic University. Andy has been in coordinating roles for over 30 years and has a great affinity with our students and families. Andy has coached football, cricket and tennis in addition to coordinating the After School Studies Program. His experience has been crucial in ensuring the success of the Waterford program.
Hannah Kollmorgen – Director of Studies

Hannah is a senior English teacher. She has held a variety of leadership positions at the College including Head of English, Head of Educational Support and Dean of Student Wellbeing. Hannah has worked as a VCAA assessor for the Written English Examination and General Achievement Test. Hannah has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Literature, a Diploma of Education and a Masters of Education in Leadership and Management from the University of Melbourne. In Hannah’s position as Director of Studies, she leads the implementation of State curriculum, assessment processes and reporting, student academic guidance and the professional development of staff.
Francis McGuigan – Director of Students

Francis holds a Bachelor of Education, Master of Education in Leadership and is currently completing a Doctor of Philosophy at the Australian National University. An educator of over 30 years, Francis was Vice Principal of the Rome International School before returning to Australia to join the leadership team at St Kevin’s. Francis’ role at the College includes oversight of the Pastoral Care program, as well as the co-curricular program. He teaches Year 11 English and Religious education while also coaching Year 7 soccer.
Katrina Price – Director of Governance

Katrina has a Bachelor of Civil Engineering, Bachelor of Arts and Master of Business Management from Monash University and has extensive experience in school governance having worked in the education sector for the past decade. Katrina has served on a number of not-for-profit boards and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. As the Director of Governance, Katrina leads a small team in the development of governance strategy, policies and programs, embedding a risk and compliance culture across the College.
Kathy Prince – Director of Human Resources

Kathy has extensive experience in HR leadership and practitioner roles in the professional services, technology solutions, rail transportation, education and manufacturing industries, in large complex matrix enterprises. Kathy is a compassionate leader focused on enabling individuals and teams to thrive and excel. Kathy is solutions focused, both strategically and operationally, with a proven track record of designing and delivering fit-for-purpose people plans linked to the achievement of business objectives in areas such as culture, diversity and inclusion, workforce planning, employee relations, employee engagement/experience, high performing teams, organisation development, change management, succession management, neuroscience/leadership, and wellbeing.
Liz Weir – Director of Child Safeguarding

Liz is a uniquely experienced education professional with extensive background in all education sectors including Higher Education, Secondary, Primary, Early Childhood and Overseas Student Health Cover. Liz has completed a Masters of Educational Leadership and Student Wellbeing with major areas of research and exemplar practice in Wellbeing, Health and Child Safety. Liz’s extensive experience across all Victorian Education Systems and at the Australian Catholic University, has seen Liz hold senior positions in Educational Leadership, Student Wellbeing and Inclusive Schooling.