Ewing Kindergarten Staff Profiles


Kelly Nugent
Kelly NugentDirector of Ewing Kindergarten

3 Year Old Teaching Teams

Kelly Nugent
Kelly NugentKoalas Teacher
Kelly joined Ewing Kindergarten in 2020 after previous experiences in kindergarten and long day care teaching .
Kelly has a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood).
Kelly has a passion for child directed play and a play based program, which stimulates and enhances children’s independence and autonomy preparing them for a life long passion for learning
 Trudy McDougall
Trudy McDougall Koalas Educator
Trudy joined Ewing Kindergarten in 2014 after previous experiences in kindergarten and early primary teaching.
Trudy has a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood).
Trudy is passionate about using an inquiry-based approach to learning in order to provide meaningful opportunities for investigation in response to children’s interests.
Claire Wilson
Claire WilsonJoeys Teacher
Claire joined the teaching team at Ewing in 2020. Claire is a enthusiastic, warm and caring teacher to the Joeys.
Claire has a passion for early childhood play based curriculum that supports and enhances children’s desire to learn.
Clair holds a Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching
Rachael O'Brien
Rachael O'BrienJoeys Educator
Rachael has a wealth of experience working in a variety of early childhood settings such as long day care and sessional kindergartens. She is a vivacious happy person who is very creative and has a passion for expressive arts. Rachael enjoys drama and dancing with the children.
Rachael holds a Diploma of Community Services

4 Year Old Teaching Teams

Meg Hoppe
Meg HoppeWombats Teacher and Educational Leader
Meg joined Ewing in 2020. Meg is a warm, caring and dynamic teacher to the Wombats who has a passion for emergent curriculum and play based learning. Meg is a wonderful leader for our teaching team and will move Ewing into new horizons.
Meg holds a double qualification of Primary Teaching and Early Childhood Teacher.
Angie Greenwood
Angie GreenwoodWombats Educator
Angie began her involvement in the Ewing community as a parent in 2001 and has continued that involvement from 2007 as a Educator.
Angie has a Certificate III in Children’s Services and a Diploma of Early Childhood Education.
Angie enjoys being a part the children’s ongoing learning and development throughout their year.
Libby Pickard
Libby PickardPossums Teacher
Libby joined Ewing Kindergarten this year, 2018, after teaching in country Victoria for two years. Prior to that, Libby lived in Japan for 16 years, seven of which were spent teaching at an International Pre School.
Libby has a Bachelor of Education (Visual Arts), Master of Early Childhood Education and a Diploma in Kids Yoga Teaching.
Libby is passionate about living sustain-ably, all things natural, clay, yoga and Aboriginal Culture.
Sarah VarlenPossums Educator

Lunch Cover Teachers

Angela PasialisLunch Cover Teacher
Angela has a Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies.
Angela is a calm, relaxed and warm teacher who strongly believes that every child has their own individual brilliance and she is passionate ensuring their voice is heard.

Angela does lunch cover on Monday and Tuesday

Karen StaffieriLunch Cover Teacher
Karen has a Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies.
Karen has a variety of experience, she has been a Director and teacher of early childhood for many years.

Karen does lunch cover on a Tuesday