Our Staff

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 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 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 since January 2015.

Julia Timings ­ – Teacher

Julia has a Bachelor of Education (Primary and ECE) and has full registration.  Julia has previously taught in Auckland and Christchurch.  Julia has been at Huntsbury full-time since June 2015, but worked with us as a Relieving Teacher prior to this.

Nisha Powell – Administrator

Nisha holds a Bachelor of Science (Zoology) and a Masters of Environmental Science (Conservation Biology).  Nisha’s previous work experience has provided her with sound project and financial administration and management skills.  Nisha has been at Huntsbury since September 2015.