Our People

If you are interested in joining our team please contact us at admin@mis.qld.edu.au

Our Team

Angie Kelly


For the last 20 years, Angie has held management roles in the not-for-profit sector, as well as state and federal government departments. While her background is in organisational psychology and communications, she is passionate about progressive education and ensuring our community and young people has a choice in schooling. Joining Maleny Independent School in a leadership role was a natural progression for Angie. It brings together her diverse skills and experience and applies them in the most meaningful role of her career – establishing and operating a progressive middle school.

Debbie Rossow

Learning Support Facilitator

Debbie is a highly experienced educator with extensive qualifications, including a PhD, Master of Education Studies, Reading Recovery Tutor Certification, Bachelor of Teaching and Grad Dip in Education. Throughout her career, Debbie has been a lecturer, literacy consultant, tutor, mentor, advisor and more. We are incredibly grateful to have Debbie supporting our learners and facilitators on their own learning journeys.

Sarah Biddlecombe

Health and Wellbeing Facilitator

Sarah has a background in Public Health, Project Management, Commissioning, Case Management, Management of Health Visiting (Child Health) and School Nursing, as well as Clinical Nursing in a variety of areas. She has worked within Health in both the UK and Australia and is passionate about Child and Youth Development, encompassing the biological, psychological and emotional changes that occur from birth through to adolescence and into adulthood.

Lee Rossow

Leader of Learning and Engagement

Lee has over 16 years’ experience as an educator, teaching years 6 to 12, mentoring staff across the state as an ICT Pedagogical Licence Facilitator and eLearning Mentor, lecturing and tutoring at Griffith University, and being a curriculum leader at numerous schools. With a Master of Education, Bachelor of Education, Graduate Certificate of Behaviour Management, and various VET teaching qualifications, Lee comes to us as a leader in his field. He has developed curriculum for SAS, Steiner, special assistance and mainstream schools. Lee, therefore, has extensive and diverse experience and skills to ensure that holistic education and personalised learning are at the forefront of the learning journey.

Mitchell Lynn

Learning Facilitator

For over five years Mitchell taught in secondary schools around south-east Queensland before heading to Denmark to work for a year. While teaching in Denmark, Mitchell gained insight into how progressive education can transform the lives of people. Upon returning to Australia, Mitchell continued to work in mainstream secondary schools for a couple of years before joining the MIS team at the start of 2020. Mitchell brings extensive experience in teaching Health and Physical Education and science, as well as maths.

Support Team

Sharon Phillips

Officer Manager

Sharon has many, many years’ experience working in an office environment. We would be lost without her swift and proactive approach to everything that comes through the door or onto her desk!

Sandy Wainwright


Sandy is an experienced bookkeeper with the knack of the numbers. She keeps our accounts and all things numbers up to date and is a valued member of the team.

Our Board

Pepa Demasson


Dan Fischer


Garry Claridge


2020 Key Dates

All the key dates for the year are available here, including the whole school camp.


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