Suz Cruse – Head Teacher

Suz holds a Diploma of Teaching and Learning (Early Childhood Education) and a Bachelor of Teaching and Learning and has full registration.  Suz has taught in Tauranga, Wellington and Christchurch.  Suz also founded Teacher Empowerment in 2011, a small professional development and learning company which aims to make a difference for children by supporting teacher learning and growth.  Suz commenced at Huntsbury Preschool in January 2017.

Jane Russell – Assistant Head Teacher

Jane has her Kindergarten Teacher’s Diploma and has full registration.  Jane has taught in New Zealand, London and Sydney, and has been at Huntsbury Preschool since July 1998.

Rachael Houde – Teacher

Rachael is a graduate of the University of Canterbury, where she gained a Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Early Childhood). Rachael holds full registration and has been at Huntsbury Preschool since January 2015.

Jodie McKinley – Administrator

Jodie joined the team after serving on the preschool governance board for two years.  Her two children attended Huntsbury Preschool when they were younger.  Jodie and her family moved to Christchurch from California in 2016.