Our Teachers

Students will have access to a team of experienced teachers and support staff for learning, sport, wellbeing, and career guidance. They are experts in their field, helping students to develop their individual passions and achieve success.


Our teachers, while being experienced educators, also have a broad range of professional skills and excellent theoretical and practical grounding. Our teachers will walk alongside and support the individual journey of our students as they complete their secondary education.

This mutual connection enhances the bond our students have with their class and the school as a whole. Our staff also work in close collaboration with industry experts from our partner organisations, delivering hands-on learning and creating meaningful workplace connections.

Ashley Jenner, Senior Teacher, Football SA

I have been a teacher at SEDA College SA in the Football program since the beginning of 2020. I love the physical side of the role, particularly joining the students in our daily practical sessions. Additionally, I strive to use my humour, creativity and problem-solving to develop engaging and fun learning experiences for students. Outside of the classroom, I enjoy playing and watching sport with my family and friends.

Joshua Lloyd, Teacher, Adelaide Crows

I have been teaching since 2007 in a range of different subjects and roles, including teacher, Sport/PE Coordinator, Year 11 Coordinator and Curriculum and SACE Coordinator. My passion is sport and to see students achieve their best in all they do, being able to take responsibility for their actions to maximise their learning. Currently I am in my 3rd year at SEDA College with the AFL class.

Emma Knight, Teacher, Basketball

My number one passion is working with youth to achieve their individual goals and help shape them into the person they aspire to be. I love basketball, love sport, and am motivated by those around me.

Ben Williams, Teacher, Adelaide Crows & SACA

With 12 years teaching experience and a teaching philosophy built around pastoral care and academic independence, I am passionate about Health and Fitness, Sport and Recreation. I believe in encouraging students to value attributes such as resilience, dedication, confidence and leadership. In my role as Vocational Education and Training Coordinator I am focussed on providing students with the skills and opportunities to complete their Certificate III in Sport and Recreation.

Hannah Guy, Teacher, Netball SA

I have a passion for working with young people. Empowering them to achieve their goals, in an environment where they feel safe and supported. This all comes through good relationships and a sense of trust within the learning space.

Paul Zbierski, Lead Student Mentor, Basketball

I have been coaching basketball for over 30 years at district levels juniors to seniors, boys, girls, men’s and women. My biggest take from my experience is how important culture, camaraderie, finding your purpose and passion, with others for a sense of community and inclusion. The sporting environment is a place to learn so many aspects of life and for myself its like a second family and has taught me so many life lessons. the opportunity to give back to others drives me and I get so much reward from seeing others connect and succeed. No one left behind.

Tom Harvey, Student Mentor, Adelaide Crows & SACA

Assisting students reach their academic goals and, a priority to me, assisting students in becoming the best version of themselves. I started my journey at SEDA College in 2019 as a Year 12 student. From there I was offered a position as a Student Mentor. Outside of SEDA, I enjoy coaching and playing footy.

Catherine Smith, Student Mentor, Netball SA

I’m a country girl who moved to Adelaide in 2017. I strive to get the best out of our youth so they can reach their potential become a successful well-rounded adult and ready for what life can throw at them. I love sport and teamwork, after all a champion team will always beat a team of champions.

Tyson Bourke, Student Mentor, Adelaide Crows

I am a AFLW Recruiting Coordinator and AFL Recruiting Officer (SA) for the GWS Giants. I am currently completing a Bachelor of Business (Sport and Recreation Management) at the University of South Australia. I have experience running and planning clinics for Touch Football Australia and AFL Auskick.

Tom Monsignuer, Student Mentor, Football SA

I have over 15 years experience in sport Coaching, Management and Administration. I am a community and advanced coach qualified in both Cricket and Soccer while being Head Coach of Unley Cricket Club and Southern Knights Soccer Club. I am currently Studying Sport health and Physical activity at Flinders University. I have a passion for all Sport and support Port Adelaide FC, Liverpool FC, and Adelaide United FC.

Kelsi Ley, Classroom Assistant, All programs

My journey at SEDA college began in 2019 as a year 11 student and upon completing year 12 I was offered this position as a Student Support Officer. I have a strong passion for all sports, in particular, netball, football and soccer. Within my role at SEDA I focus on connecting with students and helping them to complete their work in a way that best suits them. I achieve this by identifying strategies which allows students with different strengths and learning styles to achieve the best results possible.

Dana Kempster, Director of Student Experience

Respect, relationships, and relativity are central to my teaching philosophy. My approach is holistic, acknowledging the inextricable link between wellbeing and learning. I am enthusiastic about empowering young people to develop confidence and character as they navigate the adolescent years, guiding them to leverage their strengths and develop a solid personal brand that is in alignment with their values. I am committed to the ongoing development of a strong and healthy culture at SEDA College and am delighted to serve the community as the Director of Student Experience.

Taylor Thorn, Indigenous Program Coordinator

Indigenous Program Coordinator and Graduate from SEDA Darwin and a genuine ambassador for the program. Working for SEDA SA, I’ll be working with the community to share Indigenous perspectives and helping to develop cultural awareness while providing support and guidance in classrooms across the College.

Outside of work I do dot painting and on weekends I play AFL football.