Meet the team

As teachers, learning is our profession, it is our way of being.

Connect + Collaborate

We actively seek to connect with educators from across the state, nation and world, providing an opportunity for rich conversations based on our knowledge and experiences of designing learning and teaching approaches that aim to challenge and intellectually stretch each of our students.

We invite you to connect with our team to evolve a community of practice in an area of interest. 

The Team

Kylie Eggers

Principal

Kylie leads the Strategic Direction of the ASMS through her enthusiasm for a deep understanding of learner and stakeholder needs and perspectives, and the engaging ways which they can excel in achieving their goals through the Department for Education’s vision.

Lara Lang

Director Professional Learning

Lara leads the professional learning programs at ASMS. Her knowledge of professional learning processes and measuring impact through action research, mentoring and education research underpins her role in building capacity of staff at ASMS and state-wide. Lara has supported teachers and school leaders across South Australia through contextual professional learning programs.

Lisa Pope

Deputy Principal

Lisa's role focusses on leading the creation and maintenance of a positive school culture that supports all students and staff to flourish. This permeates every aspect of the school, from how staff teams work together, how learning spaces are used, how learning is designed, accessed and assessed and how students can best be supported to be well to learn.

Dr Alix Verdon

Senior Leader Interdisciplinary Science & School Partnerships

Alix leads interdisciplinary learning design with a focus on Science. Her deep knowledge of Australian Curriculum and SACE underpins her work in leading innovative learning design in a senior school context.

Dr Matt Verdon

Senior Leader Interdisciplinary Mathematics and Learner Analytics

Matt's leadership focuses on supporting teachers across the ASMS to design and implement high quality Maths learning. Matt has extensive knowledge and understanding about how data and learner analytics can be used to inform learning design. Matt delivers the Flinders University Initial Teacher Education Curriculum Studies program in mathematics and contributes to the broader ideas and strategies for mathematics education state-wide.

Tisha Beasley

Leader Learning Design

Tisha leads an interdisciplinary teaching team in planning and teaching the ASMS year 10 & 11 Central Studies program. Her knowledge and experience in optimising opportunities of the Australian Curriculum, SACE and TfEL frameworks underpins the innovative approaches to teaching and learning at the ASMS. Tisha has supported teachers and school leaders from across South Australia and Australia to design learning programs that engage and challenge students in their context.

Marcus Roberts

Leader Learning Design

Marcus leads an interdisciplinary teaching team in planning and teaching the ASMS year 10 & 11 Central Studies program. His knowledge and experience in optimising opportunities of the Australian Curriculum, SACE and TfEL frameworks underpins the innovative approaches to teaching and learning at the ASMS. Marcus has supported teachers and school leaders from across South Australia and Australia to design learning programs that engage and challenge students in their context.

Sam Moyle

Leader Learning Design

Sam leads an interdisciplinary teaching team in planning and teaching the ASMS year 10 & 11 Central Studies program. Her expertise in dynamic approaches and development of general capabilities dovetails with the Australian Curriculum and SACE standards to create an engaging framework for interdisciplinary education that inspires passion for learning. Sam is recognised for her work in developing teacher capacity to engage learners through novel and sometime quirky learning pathways that enhance connection and coherence.

Simon Illingworth

Leader Learning Design

Simon has knowledge and experience in designing learning programs that support students to develop agency and plan for their pathways. Simon has established quality assured school structures and processes that enable students to pursue alternative pathways to university study through the development of portfolios of evidence related to their capabilities and readiness for transitioning to higher education. He is passionate about designing learning that connects students to authentic contexts through working with industry and university.

Jesse Atkinson

Coordinator Literacy Development

Jesse builds teacher confidence and capacity to use evidenced based literacy development strategies in learning design. Trained in LEAP, he leads a cross subject teaching team in identifying student’s literacy levels and determining strategies to support learners’ literacy development. Jesse has worked as a coach and mentor with teachers and school leaders from across South Australia and Australia.

Amanda Brook

Coordinator Innovative Pedagogies

Amanda’s leadership is about promoting, modelling and empowering staff to use innovative pedagogies – ways of teaching and learning that support extraordinary student learning. Amanda provides expertise in mathematics and innovative pedagogies and has an ongoing contributing to the Initial Teacher Education STEM programs at Flinders University.