At Coast, we are privileged to work with a team of fantastic and talented teachers, each of whom is passionate about education and working to bring the best out of children. Our crew of wonderful teachers is matched only by the extraordinary group of children they work with daily.

Pictured above, from left to right, Hennessey, Rachel, Cherie, Katie G, Rody, Karen,  Siobhan, Katie D and Lorraine 

Siobhan Wafer - Head Teacher
Siobhan Wafer

Head Teacher

Siobhan joined us in June 2017 after working for many years in a range of ECE settings around Auckland.  We love her creativity, great teaching manner  and fabulous organisational skills.  Mum to three lovely young women, you can call her Shevy for short.   

Hennessey McNamara

Hennessey McNamara

We were delighted when Hennessey joined our team mid 2018.   An experienced nanny, she is now in her final year of study for her Early Childhood Teacher degree.  Addicted to CrossFit. 

Rachel Trotter

Rachel Trotter

Rachel has extensive experience working in ECE with children of all ages.   Her passion for supporting children to be the best they can be makes her a rockstar in our eyes.  Also mum of 3 girls, Rachel says spare time is a distant dream rather than a present reality. 

Katie Gaskell
Katie Gaskell

The first of our two Katies, Katie G (the 'original') joined our team in 2016 and quickly became indispensable.  We love her warm personality and crazy dance moves.  Fuelled by coffee and partial to unicorns. 

Katie Davis
Katie Davis

Katie always knew she wanted to work with children....and during her training, she fell in love (and specialised in) the Montessori method. She grew up in Northland, and takes any opportunity to escape to the beautiful north for R&R with her partner who is based there. 

Lorraine Enright
Lorraine Enright

Lorraine joined us midway through 2014 as a temp....and we managed to persuade her never to leave. Lorraine has extensive experience working with children at preschool and early primary level, including those with diverse learning needs.
Rody & Karen O'Reilly
Rody & Karen O'Reilly

Coast Montessori is owned and operated by Karen and Rody O'Reilly. Rody is qualified to teach both early childhood and primary school and has extensive experience in both. Karen is an experienced business manager. Rody and Karen have also owned and operated a Montessori preschool in Kumeu for the last 9 years.
Cherie Hegh
Cherie Hegh

Cherie has two roles at Coast.   She works part-time as our Admin Manager, but as an experienced early childhood teacher, also works for us as a teacher.  The ultimate gluten-free people-loving animal-loving multi-tasker.