Katoomba High School

Quality and Creativity

Telephone02 4782 2622


Our staff

Get to know our school staff. We're all here to help.

Our professional, university-educated teachers encourage students to develop a love of learning and a desire to succeed. They maintain the highest integrity and concern for your child’s wellbeing.

The principal is responsible for the educational leadership and management of our school. If you would like to speak to the principal, please contact us to make an appointment.

Our school administrative staff can answer inquiries or direct you to the appropriate staff member for help.


Ms Tess Devine

Deputy Principals

Mr Bradley McLeod (Years 11 & 12 - Instructional Practice & Pathways)

Mrs Lauren Dodson (Rel) (Years 8 & 10 - Wellbeing & Engagement)

Ms Brigid Gibson (Year 9 - Curriculum & Assessment)

Mrs Melinda Mungai (Year 7 - Inclusive Education)

Head Teachers:

Administration & Wellbeing Programs

Mr Thomas Hoekstra (Acting)

Creative & Performing Arts

Mrs Melissa Grahovac


Ms Renae Bystrzynski


Mr Andrew Finlay


Mrs Carolyn Jeffery


Mr Ethan Simone (Rel)

Senior Studies

Ms Belinda Bower


Mrs Taara Wilson

Inclusive Education

Ms Saskia Hancott (Rel)


Mrs Louise Hanrahan (Rel)

Learning & Support

Ms Alicia Hopkins (Rel)


Business Manager

Mrs Louise Baker

Careers Adviser

Mrs Charmaine Tully

Transition Adviser

Mr Tom Daniels

Teacher librarian

Mrs Janelle Van Capelle

Sports organiser

Mr Matthew Everson


Year Advisers:

Year 6 Transition

Ms Amy Kiah

Year 7 

Ms Amber Mah

Year 8

Ms Elisabeth Glasscock

Year 9

Mr Nikolai Liu

Year 10

Mrs Michelle Holder

Year 11 

Mrs Janelle Van Capelle

Year 12

Ms Michelle Paulley