People

ACSP currently has 11 Executive members.
For general enquiries please call 0458 122 150

Ms Maria Pearson

President of ACSP Secondary Congregational
mpearson@msben.nsw.edu.au
(02) 9484 8088/(02) 9484 4911

Maria Pearson is the Principal of Mount St Benedict College in Pennant Hills, Sydney, one of ten schools run by Good Samaritan Education in Australia. She has Bachelor Degrees in Science and Engineering as well as Postgraduate qualifications in Pastoral Guidance, Educational Administration and Theological Studies. Maria has worked in boys’ school, coeducational and girls’ school settings within both the Diocesan system and independent sector.

Maria has a particular interest in the education of young women in the 21st century context, with a particular emphasis on engaging girls in authentic learning. She has recently lead a significant change process in her school related to student engagement, learning space design and pedagogy.

Mr Peter Treloar

ACSP Primary Chair Country
peter.treloar@mn.catholic.edu.au
(02) 49307270

Peter is the Vice-President and Primary Chair of ACSP. He is the Chair of the Primary Principals’ Association in the Maitland Newcastle Diocese.

Peter is currently the Principal of St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School, Lochinvar, in the Hunter Valley. In 2016 Peter will be the Principal of St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Merewether. He is passionate about education, particularly Catholic education. He loves working alongside staff, parents, parish & community to optimise education and life outcomes for children.

Peter and his wife, Kathy have three adult children, Luke, Chris and Rebecca. As a family they enjoy water skiing and camping.

Miss Julie King

ACSP Executive Officer
executiveofficer@acsp.catholic.edu.au
0458122150

Mr Frank Cohen

ACSP Executive Primary City
frank.cohen@dbb.catholic.edu.au
(02) 4341 0884/(02) 4344 5049

Diploma Teaching, Bachelor Education, Master of Education, Master of Educational Leadership, post graduate certificate in TESOL and currently Doctoral candidate.

I have been in Catholic Education for 23 years and I  am currently the Principal of St John the Baptist Primary School, Woy Woy, since 2007. I am Principal elect for Our lady of the Rosary Wyoming commencing in 2015. Prior to this I have held acting Principal positions at St Agatha’s Pennant Hills and St John Fisher Tumbi Umbi. I have held every portfolio and coordinator position for Primary schools including REC and Assistant Principal positions. My passion is to work with staff and parents and make use of effective data and information on learning styles to ensure all children succeed.

I have been a member of ACSP Executive since 2012 and am also on the CEC Public policy Committee for NSW.

Stephen Kennaugh

ACSP Treasurer (Metropolitan Secondary)
stephen.kennaugh@syd.catholic.edu.au
(02) 97973200 0418410691

Stephen has had experience in a variety of senior leadership roles across Sydney, Parramatta and Wollongong. Stephen is passionate about raising the expectation of and in students in a positive education setting focusing on building resilience in our leaders of the future. He enjoys working in a dynamic precinct of three schools and a parish as well as engaging parents in the journey with their sons.

He has a keen interest in the part the College environment, both physical and cultural, play in the shaping of the school and has undertaken a large building and redevelopment program at De La Salle College Ashfield focusing on the classroom space and visible learning.

Stephen has an interest in all sports and the arts and is a Level 3 Cricket Coach.

Mr Michael Egan

ACSP Executive Secondary city
michael.egan@syd.catholic.edu.au
(02) 9793 5600/(02) 9790 8684

Principal at LaSalle Catholic College Bankstown since 2013. LaSalle is a systemic comprehensive 7-12 boys school incorporating a Trade Training Centre, Saint Yon drawing students from 16 surrounding schools. Prior to this: four years as Principal of De La Salle Catholic College Caringbah and various roles at Aquinas College Menai, LaSalle Catholic College at Bankstown, Marcellin College Randwick, Champagnat Catholic College Pagewood and Marist College Kogarah.

I have a Dip Teach from CCES Castle Hill, BEd through ACU and Master’s degrees in RE from ACU and in Arts, Theol at the CIS.  Also TAFE qualified in IT and Workplace Assessment.