STAFF MEMBERS
Mrs Rose Andre teaches English and Social Sciences. She has been teaching English and History since 2001, and previously headed a private high school in Alberton. Mrs Andre has been with us since we 'opened our doors' in January 2010.
Mrs Tina Botha has been a Physical Science educator since 1995. She was Head of Department of Science at a local high school before taking a sabbatical to start a family. During this period she has done work for Mindset Learn, Oxford University Press and the Learning Channel.
Mrs Lois Botha joined BESA in January 2014. She teaches junior and senior Maths, Mathematical Literacy and Geography.
Mrs Jacqui Botten started teaching Maths at Bracken High in 2003 while studying a BEd Education degree through UNISA. She taught Maths up to a senior level at Bracken High and was Junior Head of Department. Jacqui's passion for Maths extends beyond the classroom as she also runs an extra-maths centre from home.
Mrs Daphne Coetzee has taught Afrikaans for over 30 years during which she became deputy principal at Dawnview High School. Her experience includes being cluster leader and teacher moderator as well as senior marker for afrikaans first additional language since the 1980's.
Mr Harold Fourie has been teaching in the senior phase for the past 25 years and his interests and strengths lie in the teaching of English and History. Prior to joining us in July 2011 he was Head of Department Guidance and school counsellor at Edenglen Primary School.
Mr Michiel Jacobs teaches senior Business Studies and junior Economic and Management Sciences. He is a DA Council Member and is also part of the Afrikaanse Taal en Kultuurvereniging.
Mrs Karolina Kirchmann completed her B.Com Accounting at the University of Johannesburg and joined us to pursue her passion for teaching after taking time off to raise her son.
Mrs Barbara Kirchner has been in education for 40 years. She taught at Mondeor High, Florida High and retired as Deputy Principal High School from Marist Brothers Linmeyer (Marian College) in December 2015. She joined BESA in January 2016 and is currently teaching Grade 8 & 9 Afrikaans and Matric Life Orientation.
Mr Ray McKelvin teaches senior Geography. He was principal of Bracken High School for a number years and brings a vast amount of experience to all aspects of our school and uses his engineering skills to improve our facilities where necessary.
Mrs Melissa Sardaih-Duarte joined BESA in 2010, pursued other interests in 2013 before returning to our 'family' in 2014. She teaches Life Sciences.
Miss Zanitha Schickerling gained her teaching experience at Ashton International College (primary) and at Bracken High. She teaches Senior Visual Arts and also runs our 'Blooming Girls' praise and worship group.
Miss Bianca Young has a BSC in Zoology & Physiology. She has experience teaching Biology, Mathematics & Life Orientation. She enjoys working with students in making a difference in the community.
Mr Kyle Young teaches PE and is the sports-coordinator for BESA. His passion for the development of young people has led him to focus primarily on leadership, team building and school-culture development. He is a certified facilitator and experiencial educator.
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