Staff

Alyse Burrows (Currently on Maternity Leave)

Junior Room Teacher
Contact: 03 315 8281
I started teaching at Rotherham School in 2017 after returning from the UK to live on the family farm.  I enjoy the close community feel of Rotherham School and all the great opportunities the area has to offer.

Outside of teaching I enjoy travel, outdoor adventures and family time.

Cheryl Barbara

Principal and Senior Room Teacher
Contact: 03 315 6368
I have been teaching at Rotherham School since 2004 and enjoy teaching and leading "the best little school in North Canterbury".  I enjoy how there is a community and family feel about the school with the older students looking after the younger students. We are so lucky how supportive our parents and wider community are to this wonderful school.

I live on a farm in Waiau along with my husband, daughter and son.  I enjoy skiing as I live close to Mt Lyford and getting out and about on our hill country farm.  I enjoy reading, cooking, exercising and spending time with my family.   

Melody Popplewell

Office Administrator
Contact: 03 315 6368
I really enjoy working as office administrator in such a friendly welcoming school.  I work in the office four days a week Monday to Thursdays.  Each day it is great to interact with such cheerful, polite and happy children.

My work is varied which I enjoy.  I have been associated with the local community for many years.  I have two grown-up daughters and two grand daughters.

My interests include golf, gardening, reading and travel when time permits.

Melissa Kreisler

Cleaner & Caretaker
Contact: 03 315 6368