Senior Leadership Team
Mrs. Megan Evans
Megan Evans, the Principal of O'Loughlin Catholic College, brings a wealth of diverse experiences and a profound passion for education to her role. Born and raised in Geelong, Megan's educational journey was rooted in Catholic schools, shaping her commitment to faith-based education. Before embarking on her career in education, she embarked on extensive travels throughout Asia and Europe, immersing herself in different cultures and broadening her global perspective.
Driven by her desire to make a meaningful impact in the lives of students, Megan decided to pursue a Bachelor of Education (P-12) at Victoria University. Her educational path took an unconventional turn as she embarked on her teaching career in a remote Aboriginal community southeast of Alice Springs in 2001. This experience allowed Megan to develop a deep appreciation for the power of education in diverse and challenging contexts.
After her time in the Northern Territory, Megan returned to her hometown of Geelong, where she dedicated fifteen years of her career at Clonard College. During her tenure, she honed her leadership skills and fostered a nurturing learning environment for students.
Seeking new challenges, Megan ventured north to Darwin, where she assumed the role of Acting Principal at St Mary's Catholic Primary School, followed by her appointment as Principal at St Paul's Catholic Primary School.
Now serving as the Principal of O'Loughlin Catholic College, Megan is unwavering in her dedication to working with young people and helping them make informed decisions for a strong and prosperous future. Her innate ability to inspire, empower, and foster a sense of belonging within the school community creates an environment where students can thrive and reach their full potential.
Mr. Richard Bryant
Richard Bryant is an educator and deputy principal with an extensive academic background and a deep commitment to his Catholic faith. He earned his Bachelor of Education and Masters from the Australian Catholic University, establishing a strong foundation for his career in education.
With 24 years of dedicated service in the field, Richard's journey has been marked by his unwavering passion for teaching and leadership. His extensive experience encompasses teaching various subjects, including Religion, Business Studies, Economics, Legal Studies, and Geography. Richard's ability to impart knowledge across diverse disciplines has contributed to his effectiveness as an educator.
Richard's professional journey has taken him through several reputable institutions, reflecting his commitment to excellence. He served as an Assistant Principal of Religious Education (APRE) at St John's Catholic College, where he played a pivotal role in shaping the spiritual and educational landscape of the institution. Prior to this, he held leadership positions at prestigious schools such as Waverley College Sydney, St Augustine's College Sydney, St Ignatius College Sydney, and Xavier College Kew.
Richard is committed to his Catholic faith, which serves as a guiding principle in both the classroom and leadership roles. His approach to education is deeply rooted in the values and teachings of his faith, creating an environment that fosters both academic and spiritual growth. Richard's dedication to his profession is evident in his role as a teacher first, emphasizing the importance of quality education and personal development.
As a deputy principal, Richard Bryant will continue to make a lasting impact on the educational landscape, embodying the principles of his faith.
Assistant Principal - Religious Education
Ms Kathryn Pettersen
Ms Kathryn Pettersen is an educator committed to fostering a sense of agency among our students, encouraging them to think critically, ask meaningful questions, and engage in open and respectful dialogue. Deeply passionate in empowering youth and young adults, Ms Pettersen has a core philosophy in seeing activities and events being student-led. She believes that Religious Education should not be confined to textbooks and a classroom, but should nurture the whole person and help students uncover their purpose and full potential. Ms Pettersen believes wholeheartedly that every student has the power to change the world for the better and strives to give students the opportunities to do so, starting with their own school community. The students of today are our leaders and saints of the future.
Ms Pettersen grew up in Adelaide and has been working in Catholic Education in the Darwin/Palmerston region since 2016. She has degrees in the fields of Education, Theology, and Science.
As Assistant Principal Religious Education, Ms Pettersen is passionate about creating an environment where everybody can explore their faith in an inclusive nurturing environment by igniting the flame of curiosity, compassion and a deep understanding of one's faith.
Head Of Teaching & Learning
Mrs Maree Hammer
Maree was appointed as Head of Teaching and Learning at O'Loughlin Catholic College in 2024. She began her teaching career as a Middle School Science teacher and since joining O’Loughlin in 2016 has taught from Year 7 to Year 12 across three faculties. In 2023 Maree completed her Masters in Global Learning with a focus on leadership, curriculum and assessment. Her previous role at O’Loughlin was Year Level Coordinator where she coordinated Years 7 through to 12. Maree is excited about her role in Teaching and Learning and the opportunity this provides her to work with teachers to review and evolve teaching practices. Maree has a passion for education and new innovative approaches in teaching and learning. She has a commitment to providing evidence-based teaching strategies, professional development and collaborative opportunities for teachers at O’Loughlin.
Head Of Senior School
Mrs Miranda Colquhoun
Miranda has been a member of the O’Loughlin Catholic College community since 2003 and was appointed to the Head of Senior School position in Term 1 2024.
She began her teaching career in Tasmania and has worked in a number of schools across Australia, holding positions in both middle and senior leadership in both pastoral care and teaching and learning. Miranda’s previous roles in the school have included Year Level Coordinator, Health and Physical Education Coordinator and Sports Coordinator.
Miranda works closely with Year Level Coordinators and Homeroom teachers to develop a Pastoral Care Program that provides a holistic learning environment for each individual student. She will continue to support the work the College has started with the Resilience Project strengthening these relationships both inside and outside of the classroom. Miranda will also continue to develop connections with Headspace NT, Restorative Practices, Parent TV and the Learning Bar, Tell Them From Me® and more.
Miranda is passionate about student wellbeing and will work closely with students and families to ensure we are providing them with the skills to be successful in their Middle Years and transitioning to their Senior Schooling.
Acting Head Of Middle School
Ms Joanne Green
Ms Jo Green is a Visual Art and Media Arts specialist who grew up in the Darwin suburbs. Her previous positions at the College have been Year Level Coordinator and leading the Arts and Technology learning area as Head of Department. Jo is excited about her new role and is looking forward to working more closely with our middle school students.
Ms Green joined the College community after completing her teaching qualification from CDU in 2010. Working in the hospitality and design industry before completing a Bachelor of Visual Arts has helped Ms Green to bring creativity to the College community. Much of her work over the years here, has been focused on putting an emphasis on showcasing the student’s creative work to the College community. She helped build the College’s creative arts festival into an annual calendar highlight, as well as producing the College’s musical comeback with Mulan in 2018, Aladdin in 2019, and O to the C in 2021. Ms Green prides herself on creating atmospheres that foster positive relationships with students and believes creativity is a vital and enriching part of education. “My goal is to ensure students feel welcomed and that they belong. They need to be exposed to a variety of creative processes that will enable them to enrich their life.”
Ms Green advocates that an education enriched with creativity creates opportunities for resilience and problem solving that helps ready students for the challenges associated with life after high school. She is very excited to be leading the Middle School team. Her goal is to strengthen and build relationships with students and to create positive and engaging learning environments to help with differentiation, inclusion, and student engagement.