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Senior Leadership Team

Senior Leadership Team

Dawn Ross

Deputy Principal (Tui)

About Me

Deputy Principal. Teacher of Science for 22 years in the UK and New Zealand .Prior to teaching I was employed by Newcastle University carrying out various medical research projects. In 2002, my husband, two children moved to New Zealand. I thoroughly enjoy the kiwi lifestyle, travelling to new destinations and spending time with my four grandchildren.

E: dawn.ross@ajhs.school.nz

Demian Shaver

Deputy Principal (Kiwi)

About Me

Deputy Principal. Passionate about making learning fun for all. High priority in student voice and getting to know each student and their families. Supporting every student to learn in the way that works for them best. Love being with students and seeing them thrive in and out of the classroom. Community and family is everything to me.

E: demian.shaver@ajhs.school.nz

Sarah Guise

Acting Deputy Principal / Head of Learning (Year 7)

About Me

As the Head of Y7 Integrated Studies, I have the pleasure of being an integral part of the team with whom our youngest learners start their AJHS pathway. I am passionate about educating and connecting with our young people and believe they keep me young too! I am a fond traveller, new beekeeper, and an animal enthusiast.

E: sarah.guise@ajhs.school.nz

Cushla Shepherd

Acting Principal

About Me

Acting Principal. Passionate, positive and professional pathways in education for 27 years. Mother of two teen daughters and married to Mark for 26 years. Leadership through partnerships, relationships and action. Love fitness, beach and family.

E: cushla.shepherd@ajhs.school.nz