Jess Moroney – Principal
Jess started life as a principal at Lenswood in 2019 and has come to us after spending the early part of his career in the city and more recently part of the Woodside Primary leadership team. Jess is passionate about forming strong relationships with staff, students, parents and the wider community as the foundation for supporting others as lifelong learners. Jess lives locally with his wife and three daughters. He loves watching and playing a range of sports. You’ll often spot Jess running through the Adelaide Hills while training for the next trail running event.
Julie Browne – Reception/Year 1 Teacher
Julie has been at Lenswood since 2008 and has been teaching for over 30 years. She trained as a junior primary teacher but has taught many different levels over the years. She loves children’s books and uses them in all areas of learning. Julie now lives at Hazelwood Park but has spent many years living in the hills and country areas. She has 5 children and 8 beautiful grandchildren, with more on the way. Julie loves taking her 2 dogs for walks and exercising to stay fit. She also enjoys AFL football and is an Adelaide supporter.
Alison Mason – Year 2/3/4 Teacher
Alison Mason lives in Forest Range on an apple orchard. She is married to Graham and has three children, 2 are Secondary school and the youngest is in year 7. Graham and all of her children have attended Lenswood Primary. Alison loves teaching and has taught in different schools around the state from the far north to the hills. She has also taught in the UK. Her favourite subjects would have to be maths, science and music, but enjoys teaching them all. Alison loves gardening, helping on the farm, walking and processing the fruit and vegetables grown. She loves to read too when she has a spare minute which isn’t very often!
Darly Jones – Year 2/3/4 Teacher
Darly has been with us since 2007, both as a classroom and specialist teacher. She is passionate about bringing out children’s creative excellence through Drama, Dance, Music, Art and Writing. Darly lives in Balhannah with her husband, Mark and has one daughter, Larissa and two step children. She loves bushwalking with her dogs and grand fur babies, scuba diving, singing, dancing, baking and photography.
Helen Read – Year 5/6/7 Teacher
Helen has been at Lenswood since 2008 and has been teaching for 29 years, starting as a junior primary teacher and then moving up to the older students. She has lived in Littlehampton for the past 20 years. Helen lives with her husband and 3 very spoilt dogs. She has a 17 year old step-son. She loves teaching all of the subjects especially maths and is passionate about taking kids on camp. Helen loves to read a good book when there is enough time.
Julia Cowlam – Finance Officer/Front Office
Julia has been our front office face for over 15 years now. Having moved into beautiful Lenswood 18 years ago with her husband and two children, who also attended Lenswood Primary School, Julia feels extremely lucky and proud to be part of the Lenswood Community. Julia’s side gig is as the President of the Lobethal Netball Club, something she is extremely passionate and driven about.
Nicola Green – Student Support/Library
Nicola has been working at Lenswood since 2008 as an SSO supporting children in the classroom and then later moving into Library/admin work as well. She loves coming to school every day and working with the children. Recently Nicola has helped re-establish our veggie patch and get our Kitchen Garden program going. Nicola has lived in Lenswood for nearly 30 years and loves our community and Lenswood Primary. She is married with three children and enjoys spending time with her family, gardening and getting away to the beach on holidays.
Kylie Kleemann – Student Support
Kylie has been working at Lenswood Primary School, supporting the children in our classes for over 10 years. She enjoys working with all children, but specifically children who need a little extra support to improve their learning outcomes. Recently she has been involved in getting a kitchen garden program up and running. Kylie lives in Lobethal with her husband, and has 2 adult children and way too many pets. In her spare time she enjoys horse riding and spending time at the beach.