College Leadership

Executive Team

The Executive Team is responsible for setting and achieving the strategic intents of the Board and overseeing the daily operation of the College.

Mr Geoff Grace

Executive Principal - Crest Education
 B.Sc (Hons), Grad.Dip.Ed, M.LMEd (Masters of Leadership and Management in Education), 
MAHISA.

Geoff first served at Hillcrest between 1990 and 1992 at the Nyora campus, recommencing with Hillcrest in 1999 and has now served a further 15 years. Geoff has performed a variety of roles in his time at Hillcrest: Chemistry Teacher, VCE Coordinator, Head of Senior School and Head of College.

Dr Gregg Weaver 

Head of College

Dip. Tchg, B.Ed, M.Ed, PhD (Deakin), MACE MACEL.

Gregg commenced as Head of College at the start of 2015 with 35 years’ experience in teaching, 20 of those in principalship. He has been an educator in New Zealand, Queensland and Victoria both in the state and independent sectors. He has served on the council of the New Zealand Association for Christian Schools and is currently a member of the Christian Schools Australia Victoria/Tasmania State Council.

Mr Dion Harvey

Business Manager - Crest Education

Dion is a qualified CPA and has worked for over 20 years in schools with experience working with large and small schools. Over this time he has developed a good understanding of education, and how to run and develop successful schools in a financially sustainable way. Dion is excited to be part of a team of committed professionals, who aim for excellence in how we care for, and educate your child.

Mrs Lisa Dumicich 

Head of Learning and Teaching
B.Ed (Sec) (Business Studies)

Lisa  joined the College in 2017 to take on the role of Head of Learning and Teaching. She previously was the Head of eLearning at Chairo Christian School and the Principal of the Leongatha campus of Chairo. She has over 20 years of experience in the Learning and Teaching space at various Christian Schools. Lisa is passionate about quality Christian teaching that helps students see their God given value and to be able to live out the life the God has purposed for them.

Mrs Janet Anderson

Head of Junior School
B. Teach., M. Ed.

Janet Anderson has a passion for unlocking the God-given potential in each child. She has taught from Prep to Year 8 with a particular focus on catering for individual needs in Mathematics and English. She is guided by the scripture ‘For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future’ Jeremiah 29:11.

Mrs Hanan Khreish

Head of Middle School
Dip.Tchg (Music)., B. Ed (Primary)., M.Ed (Management and Leadership).

Hanan joined Hillcrest as a primary teacher in September 2003. Since 2005, Hanan has been leading the Middle School development in her Head of School role. Prior to joining the College, Hanan’s work within the Independent sector included primary teaching and later a Vice Principal’s position. One of Hanan’s passions isDiscipleship and seeing young people grow in their Christian faith and resilience as they journey through the middle years of their schooling.

Mr Michael Swanborough

Head of Senior School
B.Ed (Mathematics and Physical Education).

Michael joined Hillcrest as Head of Senior School in 2013. In previous schools he has occupied roles as Head of Teaching and Learning, VCE Coordinator, Head of Mathematics and Timetabler. He enjoys teaching Mathematics and has a passion for curriculum development and seeing students achieve to their full potential.


Educational Leadership Team

The Educational Leadership Team comprises members of the Executive along with the College’s middle managers and group leaders who are responsible for driving educational innovation and delivering expert services in order to provide the best possible teaching and learning environment for our students and staff.

AreaHead of DepartmentFaculty Coordinators
Christian Perspectives
Julia Britto
Visual Arts & DesignYsabelle Ruddle

EnglishNerida Fletcher Lisa Holdsworth (P-6)
Health & Phys-EdGraham Moyle

HumanitiesMary KhalilKerri Weidemann (5-8)Janet Anderson (P-4)
Languages
Magdalena Doslov


MathematicsDenise ScottDavid Osmond (5-8)Joanna Wiggs (P-4)
Performing ArtsPeter Thomsen

ScienceSimon TaylorLorraine Nagayah (P-4)
SportGrant Armstrong (7-12)

Glenn Marshall (P-6)
Digital TechnologiesCraig Jacobs (7-12)
Hayden Millsteed (P-6)
Design TechnologiesCarolyn Mittra

 Year Level Coordinators

ELC Director

Diana Leong-Ng

PrepJoanna Wiggs
Year 1Liane BarryYear 2Lorraine Nagayah
Year 3Jennifer McKillopYear 4Lisa Holdsworth
Year 5Renata Pereira
Year 6Keith Chow
Year 7LeeAnn RodriguesYear 8Dwayne Smith
Year 9Jennifer TroddenYear 10Kerry McCracken
Year 11Craig JacobsYear 12Susie Pereira


Other Leaders

VCE Coordinator Paul Schnabel Learning Support Coordinator Jacqui Munro
IT Development Manager James Poulos Gifted and Talented Coordinator Victoria Poulos
Learning Systems Coordinator Brad Owens

Discovery Centre

Michelle Nye
Timetable Coordinator Simon Taylor Careers Advisor​

Suzanne Bester