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.

Carolyn McCarthy - Deputy Principal Student Engagement

Carolyn is a dedicated teacher who joined St Kevin’s College as Dean of Waterford before commencing as Deputy Principal - Student Engagement. She has a Bachelor of Education majoring in Physical Education and English. She has completed further studies in Religious Education as well as a Masters of Education, focusing on student wellbeing. Carolyn has held positions of leadership in whole school curriculum development, staff development and has been a Deputy Principal since 2016. Carolyn enjoys working with young people and providing learning experiences that challenge, engage and prepare students for the world beyond St Kevin’s.

Louis Papadimitriou - Deputy Principal Community Engagement

Louis is a highly experienced educator who has worked in Catholic Education across a diverse range of secondary schools for over 30 years. His commitment to continuous improvement and recognised leadership skills, has led to leadership positions across student wellbeing, curriculum, staff development and organisation. Louis’ leadership experience includes executive membership of the Victorian Catholic Secondary School Deputy Principals Association (VCSSDPA).

Louis is a lifelong learner. He has completed a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Politics and Sociology from Swinburne, a Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education and a Graduate Diploma in Religious Education from ACU. Louis also holds a Masters in Educational Leadership and Masters of Business Administration (Executive) from ACU.

Louis strives to provide an environment that inspires, engages and supports staff and students at St Kevin’s so they meet their fullest potential in a safe space, that allows risk-taking in a collaborative and nurturing environment.

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.

Hannah Kollmorgen – Director of Teaching and Learning

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.

Adam Bylsma - Acting Director of Teaching and Learning

Adam holds a Bachelor degree in Psychology and Mathematics, a Graduate Diploma of Secondary Education (ACU) and a Masters of Educational Management from Melbourne University. As the Science Faculty Head, Adam contributes positive leadership in both curriculum development and faculty management, working closely and effectively with all year level teaching teams to ensure the learning activities provided at SKC are rich, varied and aligned accurately with the Victorian Curriculum. He is currently acting as the Director of Teaching and Learning in a 12 month position overseeing curriculum development, assessment processes, reporting and student academic guidance.

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.

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.

Joe Keenan – Director of Faith and Mission

Joe has been a dedicated faith leader and teacher of Religious Education for over 20 years both in the UK and Australia. Having fostered a keen interest in the spiritual development of young people, he has developed retreats and pilgrimages in Rome, Lourdes and here in Melbourne. Joe enjoys exploring emerging pedagogies in Religious Education, as well as nurturing the gifts of new teachers in this area of the curriculum. He has been active in curriculum design, supporting programmes for Religious Education now taught in Catholic schools in both England and Wales. Joe feels blessed to have the opportunity to work with talented colleagues at St Kevin’s, successfully coordinating liturgies, retreats and units of study, that constantly evolve to serve the needs of our students in our changing world. Joe firmly believes that God’s presence can be experienced in all aspects of our world. He possesses an authentic witness to his faith which is shared with creativity and in a contemporary style.

Peter Baldwin - Dean of Waterford

Peter is an experienced educator who has held senior leadership positions in schools across student wellbeing, curriculum development and staffing. He holds a Degree in Applied Science with major studies in Human Movement, Diploma of Education (Secondary) as well as a Master of Educational Policy (International) from the University of Melbourne.

He is committed to the wellbeing of young people and aims to support students to become confident and resilient lifelong learners. Peter leads the team at Waterford Campus to deliver a Year 9 program with rich engagement, rigorous classroom learning experiences and a clear focus on providing opportunities for boys to develop student ownership, leadership and responsibility. Peter’s commitment to the value of the Edmund Rice charism is evident in his work and his life.

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 and Early Childhood 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, where she has held senior positions in Educational Leadership, Student Wellbeing and Inclusive Schooling.

Katrina Price – Governance Advisor

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.