Leadership Team

Principal, Dr Dianne Purnell

I have been Principal of Elizabeth College since 2010. My vision for the College is to have all our students complete Year 12, hopefully having achieved their TCE, so that they are ready for life after college, whether this be further training, employment or university. I am passionate about creating a supportive, safe environment where students are treated as young adults and encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning, which will set them up to be good citizens with productive and happy futures.

Assistant Principal, Rebecca Wilson

As an Assistant Principal I love working with young people and helping them to stay ‘connected and on track’ while they are here at EC. Each day I am inspired by the talented, creative students who enter our classrooms and the dedicated, specialised staff who guide them to achieve fantastic learning outcomes. I work with Performing, English, ESL/LOTE and Student Services teams, Communications and the Student Leadership Group. Elizabeth College is a dynamic learning community; I am proud to be part of and I look forward to meeting and working with students, parents and community members.

Assistant Principal, Helen Cooke

I have been Assistant Principal at Elizabeth College for the last 12 years. I have taught maths at various schools in Hobart and Melbourne since the start of my teaching career. In my Assistant Principal role I am responsible for the Maths, Science and VET programs, as well as International programs and tours and International Student Support.  My primary goal is to help all our students feel good about coming to college and to enjoy and take advantage of all the opportunities offered to them.

Assistant Principal, Shane Fuller

My role as one of the Assistant Principals at Elizabeth College is a privilege and I thank those who entrust their students to our care. Our work as educators focuses on developing the whole person. We strive to equip young people to live and work happily and successfully in the 21st Century. My work focuses on mentoring new staff, ECAAD, Home group, staff welfare and professional learning, major college events and the learning areas of SOSE, Business and Visual Arts. The partnership between students, teachers and parents/carers is integral to the success of our students. I commend Elizabeth College to you as an inclusive environment that is always striving to be better.

Assistant Principal, Oliver Close

I have been a teacher at Elizabeth College for a number of years now. As Assistant Principal, I have responsibility for the curriculum areas of Health & Physical Education, Alternative Programs and Technology. I also oversee enrolments, transition, assessment and reporting, TCE and flexible learning. I’m passionate about my job. Making a positive difference in people’s lives is a great motivator! I enjoy the opportunity to work in range of areas to assist our students to develop the skills needed to achieve their goals and set the platform for their continued success in life after college.