Leadership and Administration

Jen Rodgers - Tumuaki

Jen Rodgers joined the team as tumuaki/principal in 2016.  Prior to this, Whaea Jen was the tumuaki/principal of Cheviot Area School for five years, and has been involved in education since the early 1990s, from primary through to tertiary.  Whaea Jen has served on the executive of the Otago Primary Principals Association, and is a current member of the NZPF executive.

Whaea Jen welcomes open communication with whanau and families to ensure that we are working together in partnership to support our learners.



PA: dmacleod@stclair.school.nz 

Luke Herden - Deputy Principal

Luke Herden is our deputy principal.  He has taught in a number of schools in Dunedin, and joined us in 2022.  Luke has a strong interest in digital technology, sport and  the importance of relational leadership. Mr Herden leads St Clair School in the area of special education and is our school LENCO.

Email: lherden@stclair.school.nz

Deborah MacLeod Executive Officer

Deborah MacLeod provides a cheerful welcome for parents and is a valuable source of information about the school.

As Executive Officer, Deborah undertakes work associated with school finances and oversees the operation of the school's administration. Deborah also coordinates Jen's appointments and is a useful first-point-of-contact for many school matters.  Deborah is also the Board of Trustees' secretary.

Email: dmacleod@stclair.school.nz

Jody Quedley Learning Support Coordinator (LSC)

Jody Quedley is our school's Learning Support Coordinator (LSC), working for the Beachside Cluster of four schools, and specifically in St Clair School.  Jody brings a wealth of experience in working with children with diverse learning needs.  She also works closely with family and whanau, and interacts with the outside agencies to coordinate support for the kaiako/teachers, ākonga/learners and their whānau/families.

Email: jquedley@stclair.school.nz

Vicky Caswell Clerical Support and Librarian

Vicky Caswell has two main roles in the school: clerical support with key responsibility for pupil records, and school librarian with responsibility for overall management of the library collection. If a job needs doing, this is the lady to see - thorough, efficient and effective.  Mrs Caswell is known for her fabulous sense of humour!

Email: vcaswell@stclair.school.nz or office@stclair.school.nz 

Tracey Hartmann Administration Support

Tracey Hartmann provides administration support in the office during lunch breaks and afternoons.

Tracey always has a smile at the ready, and does all the things we need to keep the school ticking along.

Email: office@stclair.school.nz



Mike is our caretaker ensuring that the school is safe, tidy and well-presented for our children and staff.  

Email: office@stclair.school.nz