Merri prides itself on the quality of our Educators and encourages excellence. 
Our current team of educators have been at Merri for an average of 10 years (current as of February, 2024) with the over 80% holding a qualification of Diploma or above.

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Adriana Pirvu
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Four Year Old Kindergarten Teacher

(Pronouns: She, Her, Hers)

Adriana Pirvu joined…

Alex Lidyard
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Room Leader Educator Discoverers Room

(Pronouns: She, Her, Hers)

Alex joined the Merri…

Amanda Bull
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Part Time Cook & Educator

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Amanda (aka Cooker)…

Angela Kent
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Part Time Educator

(Pronouns: She, Her, Hers)

Angela is a long-time…

Anna Muharem
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Part Time Educator

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Anna has been at…

Betty Kusumawaty
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Full Time Educator - Kindergarten Room and Breaks

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Betty has her Diploma…

Chelsea Ford
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Three Year Old Kindergarten Teacher- Inventors Room

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Chelsea began working…

Christine John
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Full Time Educator - Inventors (3-Year-Old Kindergarten) Room

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Christine has been…

Protected: Dorothy Lloyd
Casual Educator

Dorothy joined the Merri casual team in 2023 and…

Elaine Cirona
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Room Leader Educator Explorers Room & Educational Leader

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Elaine first joined…

Emily Murray
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Full Time Educator Discoverers Room

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Em is proud to have…

Emily Muschol
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Full Time Educator - 4-Year-Old Kindergarten Room

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Emily joined Merri…

Helen Evdokimou-Mina
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Centre Director

(Pronouns: She, Her, Hers)

Helen has over 32…

Helen Papoulis
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Part Time Educator

(Pronouns: She, Her, Hers)

Helen has been a…

Hua Yun Chen
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Full time centre cook and Educator

(Pronouns: he, him, his) 

Chen joined Merri…

Julie-Anne Fisk
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Part Time Educator

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Julie-Anne is our…

Kathleen Shephard
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Assistant Director and Educator

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Kathleen joined the…

Protected: Leilani Curtis
Full Time Educator - Explorers Room

(Pronouns: She/Her)

Introducing Leilani, a passionate…

Marija Djurdjevic
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Part Time Educator

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Marija works at Merri…

Melissa Murray
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Full Time Educator - Explorers Room

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Mel joined the Merri…

Michelle Martin
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Part Time Educator

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Michelle joined Merri…

Sheridyn Donaghy
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Office Admin Support & Casual Educator

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Sheridyn has been…

Sullivan Krueger
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Casual Educator

(Pronouns: he, him his) 

Sully first came to…

Supattra (Jay) Patthanaraj
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Full Time Educator - Inventors Room and Breaks

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Jay joined Merri…

Protected: Tina Nguyen
Full Time Educator - Discoverers Room

(Pronouns: She, Her)

Tina joined Merri in a…