Our Staff

Teachers at Fort Street are committed to helping our gifted students reach their academic potential by creating programs which build on the learning continuum, promote creative and critical thinking and incorporate differentiation to give them challenging and meaningful learning experiences.

Our Staff

In 2016 the teaching staff received training from University of NSW in Gifted and Talented education; all new staff will undertake this training at the commencement of 2018 to ensure quality teaching and learning continues to be at the core of our practice. Coming from a wide range of backgrounds themselves, and bringing a diverse range of talents and skills, teachers celebrate the diversity found in the classroom.

Senior Executive

Relieving Principal Ms Karen DiStefano
Deputy Principal (Years 8,10 and 12) Mr Joel Morrison
Relieving Deputy Principal (Years 7, 9 and 11) Ms Rebecca Cameron
Relieving Deputy Principal (Special Projects) Ms Catriona Arcamone


Head Teacher – Administration Ms Janice Eastment
Relieving Head Teacher – English Ms Amelia Lawson (Mon, Tues & Wed)

Mr Noah Melser (Thurs & Fri)

Relieving Head Teacher – Mathematics Mr Brett Scovell
Head Teacher – Languages Mr Mark Backhouse

Head Teacher – History

Mr Justyn Boyle
Head Teacher – Science Mr Bryan Webb
Relieving Head Teacher – Social Science Mr Paul Pagani
Relieving Head Teacher – Creative & Performing Arts Ms Carolyn Mattick
Head Teacher – Student Services Ms Penny Starr
Head Teacher – TAS Mr Adam Semaan

Key Staff

Teacher Librarian Ms Rowena Penniment
Careers Adviser Ms Kylie Salisbury
Sport Coordinator Ms Rachel Harris
Instrumental Music Program Mr Matt Manchester
Technology Technical Support Team Mr Jamie Wilson
School Counsellors Ms Gillian Maury & Ms Miori Shino
Learning Support Ms Jill Ryan