Meet our staff

At Whitney Street School, we are organised into three learning hubs. Each hub then has teams of two or three classes that work closely together. We are lucky enough to have an experienced and dedicated staff to help provide quality teaching and learning in a safe and supportive learning environment.

Management Team

Christee Dalzell

Deputy Principal, SENCO
Piritahi ASL

Lisa Lissaman

Deputy Principal, Junior Hub Leader

Adam Alexander

Senior Hub Leader, Piritahi Within School Lead

Sharee Williams

Middle Hub Leader, Reading Recovery Teacher

Ōpaoa Learning Hub (Junior)

Lisa Lissaman

Ōpaoa Hub Leader New Entrants Year 1 Kākano Room 7

Donna Stewart

Year 1/2 Koru - Room 16

Janet Hardley

Year 1/2 Tipu Tonu - Room 17

Josie Dickson

Year 2/3 Piritahi WSL Tipu Tonu - Room 18

Omaka Learning Hub (Middle)

Emma Bowe

Year 3/4

Atahwai - Room 10

Helen MacFarlane

Year 3/4

Atahwai - Room 9

Sharee Williams

Omaka Hub Leader
Weka Room 12

Wairau Learning Hub (Senior)

Adam Alexander

Wairau Hub Leader Piritahi WSL Tuākana Room 2

Jade Lee

Year 5/6

Marohi - Room 3

Andy Facer

Year 5/6

Marohi - Room 4

Liz Wheeler

Year 5/6

Kumanu - Room 8

Part-Time and Support Teachers

Viv Familton

Release Teacher

Rachel Cotching

Release Teacher

Anthony Gredig

Ors Teacher

Support Staff

Adele Large

Office Administrator (8:15am-3:30pm)

Michelle Phibbs

Office Administrator / Teacher Aide

Debbie Henson

Library Resource Manager / Teacher Aide

Clive Gapper


Bev Kingston

Community Support Readers & Volunteer

Whaea Connie

Kapahaka Specialist Teacher / Teacher Aide

Jules Mackenzie

Teacher Aide

Julie Gardiner

Teacher Aide

Tracy Noble

Teacher Aide

Kelly Hocquard

Teacher Aide

Kirsten WIlliams

Teacher Aide

Carla Sinclair

Teacher Aide & ESOL Support

Kid’s Edible Garden (KEGS)

Kid’s Edible Garden (KEGS)