Our new teachers

​I am pleased to announce that the department has appointed four classrooms teachers to the school. Each of these teachers expressed interest in joining the staff of a new school and come highly recommended. Further teachers will be appointed as enrolment numbers are confirmed. The teachers have provided a picture and a personal profile for your reading.


Alison Boettcher

My name is Alison Boettcher and I am one of the teachers who have recently been appointed to the new Springfield Central State School.  As a resident of the Springfield area, I am excited by the development of this new school campus to serve the growing community.

I graduated from Griffith University where I completed a Bachelor of Primary Education specialising in Early Childhood.  The early years of schooling and education are vitally important and I am passionate about giving children the best start to their educational career.  Over the last seven years I have been engaged as an early years classroom teacher at Ormeau State School on the Gold Coast.  I am looking forward to being part of the foundation teaching team and assisting to develop a new school community in our local area.

Annie Spencer

My name is Annie Spencer. I have taught Years 4 and 5 and most recently Year 1 at Mount Crosby State School. I bring with me an enthusiasm for teaching and learning and an interest and commitment to providing a supportive and interactive learning environment. I am very much looking forward to sharing the learning experience with you and your child.

Paige Maddy

My name is Paige Maddy and I thoroughly enjoy teaching. I have nurtured the minds of children from Years 1 to 5, and have worked with an enhancement class. In teaching I seek to promote and encourage creativeness and enquiring young minds. I value inclusivity in my classroom, and strive to meet the diverse range of abilities of my students; I instill within my students a thirst for knowledge and a desire to do their very best. I commenced my teaching career at Graceville State School and as a beginning teacher began my journey of utilising and implementing information communication technologies (ICTs) into teaching and learning. After two years of teaching, I moved to Churchill State School where I taught for four years focussing on Year 1 and a Year 1-2. I am looking forward to working as part of a team to deliver innovative, creative and engaging learning opportunities that meet the needs of 21st century learners at Springfield Central State School.

Stacey Newnham

My name is Stacey Newnham, I have been teaching at Stretton State College for the past three years where I have gained valuable knowledge and experiences in working in a new school. I am excited about being a part of the Springfield Central State School community and am honoured to be a foundation staff member for what promises to be an innovative, futures oriented learning environment.
I am a highly enthusiastic and dedicated teacher, whose aim is to provide a safe and supportive environment that is conducive to learning.  I believe that students must be provided with rich, meaningful and contemporary learning experiences where they will gain opportunities to be challenged, succeed and reach their potential. I have a keen interest in working with technology as well as developing higher order thinking skills.
I look forward to working collaboratively with the parents and community of Springfield Central State School to achieve the best possible learning outcomes for the students.

Kate Larrazabal

My name is Kate Larrazabal and I will be teaching Language other than english (LOTE) (Japanese) to the upper school students next year at Springfield Central State School.
I have seven years experience in teaching LOTE in Brisbane and Mount Isa. In recent years I have lived in Mackay and Moranbah with my family, taking leave to raise my three lovely daughters.
We have now settled in the Springfield area, and I am very excited to be a part of the foundation teaching team of a new school. My two eldest daughters will also be attending Springfield Central State School.

Cameron Williams

My name is Cameron Williams and I have been appointed to Springfield Central State School one day per week. I also teach PE at the new Woodlinks and Augusta State Schools.
I completed my Bachelor of Primary Education at Griffith University and specialised in PE. After graduating, I spent two years teaching Prep - grade 10 PE in a small school in the Gulf of Carpentaria called Normanton. I believe PE is a vital part of the school curriculum as it aims to develop a positive attitude towards physical activity and healthy lifestyles from a young age. It also provides students with the opportunity to develop a range of basic movement skills, sport specific skills, sportsmanship and the ability to work with their peers in team based settings.
I look forward to working with students, parents and the community to create positive learning experiences in PE and the sporting field. 

Christian Artates

My name is Christian Artates and I have been recently appointed to Springfield Central State School. I was transferred from Stretton State College where I have been teaching for the past 5 years.
I am a Griffith University graduate with a Major in Health and Physical Education. In the last 5 years I have taught in both the lower and upper grades.

I have an interest in Health and Physical Education as I believe in a healthy mind and body.
I look forward to the challenges that a new school brings and hope that my past experience will help in making this school an outstanding one. I believe that education is achieved through strong relationships with students, parents, teachers and the community.
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Last reviewed 05 May 2020
Last updated 05 May 2020