St Clair School Board of Trustees
Jodi Brown - Board Chairperson
Jodi has been an elite sportswoman for over 18 years, and has recently started her own health and wellbeing business. She has two children at St Clair School, with a preschooler to come. She brings a strong sense of team ethics to the board, and the desire to maintain the highest level of governance for our school.
Jen Rodgers - Principal
Jen has been the principal of St Clair School since 2016. Previously she was principal of Cheviot Area School.
Jen has been a member of various principal associations, currently serving on the Otago Primary Principals' Association Executive and previously on the New Zealand Principal's Federation Executive and the New Zealand Area Schools' Association.
Jen has one son who attends Kings’ High School.
Ann Stevenson - Staff Trustee
The Board's staff trustee is Ann Stevenson. Ann is our assistant principal. Ann brings deep insights into student learning and modern learning practices to the Board, and the experience from previously being a parent trustee on the Kings’ High School Board of Trustees.
Karl Moran - Parent Trustee
Karl is an Authorized Financial Adviser and Chartered Accountant, who runs his own insurance and risk management business. He is also a member of the Institute of Directors.
Karl has one daughter currently at the school, and a son who will be starting next year.
Chris Cope - Parent Trustee
Chris is currently CFO at Dunedin Airport and brings a strong financial and governance background to the Board of Trustees. Chris has two daughters and the school and a third who can’t wait to join her big sisters.
Chanel Gardner - Parent Trustee
Chanel has worked in civil litigation and family law for over a decade. She is currently taking time to look after her four girls full time (the eldest attended St Clair, two currently attending and the last to attend in 2022) and looks forward to contributing to the board at St Clair.
Jess Tuhega- Parent Trustee
Jess has had two nephews go through St Clair School, and has her own child and another nephew currently attending, with a pre-schooler to come and another on the way. Jess has been involved in education for eighteen years and is currently working for Te Rito Maioha/Early Childhood New Zealand as a lecturer and paper leader, where she has been for the past 11 years.
Deborah MacLeod - Minute secretary
As minute secretary, Deborah provides the board with specialist secretarial services. Although not a member of the board, Deborah's expertise is invaluable.