Jenny Finlay Director

Jenny is Director of Borilla Kindy.  Jenny is also the Educational Leader.   2021 is her 25th year at Borilla Kindy.   She has a Diploma of Teaching (Primary), a Graduate Diploma of Education (Early Childhood) and a Master of Education (majoring in Guidance & counselling).  She has taught in a variety of settings including kindergarten, childcare, TAFE and University.

Her passions are social justice, supporting families and children with different abilities and advocating for the early childhood sector in the wider community.  Jenny is married to Peter and has 2 sons, 2 daughter-in-law's and 4 grandchildren. On weekends, Jenny is usually found relaxing at the football fields (any code) watching her grandchildren play, whilst her sons coach and referee.

 

Kerri Rudd Teacher

Mrs Kerri is our Teacher in Unit 1. She has a Bachelor of Science, a  Diploma of Education and a Graduate Diploma of Education (Early Childhood). Kerri has been involved in educating children and young people in the region for many years.  Initially, Kerri taught at Marist College Emerald.  After further postgraduate study,  Kerri moved into the early childhood sector.  All of Kerri's 3 children attended Borilla Kindy.  Kerri was the Director at Springsure Kindergarten for many years.  She has been teaching at Borilla kindergarten for 3 years.  Kerri focuses on educating the whole child and places a huge emphasis on emotional wellbeing.  Kerri is married to Carl and they have 3 beautiful adult children.

Raelene Sproxton Teacher

Mrs Rae is the teacher in Unit 3, teaching the Red and Green groups in 2021.  She has a diploma of early Childhood education & Care and is completing the final  few subjects of her Bachelor of Education Early Childhood.  Raelene had over 10 years experience working in the early childhood sector.  Raelene has a son, Curtis who is completing Year 12 this year.

Suzanne Aschhoff-McKay Teacher

Introducing Suzanne Aschhoff-McKay– the kindy children call her Mrs K. Mrs K is a qualified Early Childhood Teacher with 10 years experience. She lives in Springsure and travels to Emerald everyday. Her husband works at Minerva and they have 2 grown boys. Mrs K values parents input and looks forward to working with the Blue Group in 2021.

Holly Wilson Teacher

Introducing Holly Wilson. Miss Holly is currently studying her Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) and is in her final subjects.  She is the teacher in the Orange group. Holly loves water skiing and in her spare time enjoys being with family.

Carmen Connolly Speech & Language Therapist

Carmen works Borilla Kindy as our Speech Pathologist.  A local girl, Carmen was one of the first Marist School Captains.  Post secondary school, Carmen studied at the University of QLD where she completed a Bachelor of Speech Pathology (First Class Honours).  She is a Certified Practicing Speech Pathology Australia Member, who participates in the Professional Self-Regulation Program.  Carmen has worked for Education Queensland and has experience providing Speech Pathology within the context of early childhood education. Carmen is dedicated to providing a high quality service and has a passion for early intervention and improving outcomes for children as they transition into their formal schooling.  Carmen is married to Shaun and has two daughters and a son.

Paula Swain Admin

Paula is one of the friendly faces you meet at the front office. Paula has been involved with Borilla Kindy since 2008. She was a past President of the kindy for 6 years, so is extremely knowledgeable about how the kindy runs. Paula has been working in the office since August 2013. Having run her own business, she is well-informed about Business Management. Paula is married to Jack and they have 2 handsome sons, Mac & Lawson who both attended Borilla Kindy.

Jane Inslay Admin/Educator

Jane holds a couple of roles at Borilla kindy.  You will find her friendly face in the office later in the week.  At the beginning of the week, Jane works in Unit 3 as an Educator.  Jane has completed a Diploma of Early Childhood Education & Care. She is no stranger to Borilla having all four of her children attend the kindy and having worked at the kindy since 2014.  Jane is our Workplace Health & Safety Officer.

Cassie Bailey Educator

Mrs Cass works as the Educator with Mrs Kerri in the Yellow group.  Cass is the maestro behind the stunning calligraphy on our “beginning of year” signs at the kindy!  She is also an amazing face painter.  Cass and her husband have a boy and a girl, both past Borilla Gorillas. Cass holds a Diploma in Early Childhood Education.   Cass has been working at Borilla Kindy since 2016. 

Rosie Prince Educator

Mrs Rosie works in Unit 2 (Orange & Blue Groups) as the Educator.  She has a wealth of experience in the learning support sector, holding the qualification of Certificate IV in Education Support.  Rosie is married to Darren with 2 adult children, both of whom were Borilla gorillas.  Thanks, Rosie, for your commitment to our young children and your calming presence.