Rebecca Tyson

4 Year Old Teacher, Educational Leader & Nominated Supervisor

Rebecca joined the Highmount Preschool community in 2020.           Having worked in the education sector for 16 years, Rebecca has     a Bachelor Degree of Education in both Primary and Early Childhood Teaching.

“I am deeply passionate about quality education for all children, and provide  meaningful and engaging learning experiences to foster a life-long love of learning.  I love being part of the Highmount community and providing a high-quality kindergarten program for the children and families to enjoy. Together we learn, gain understanding, are challenged and inspired, experience adventure and wonder, and most importantly we form connections and have fun!” 


Hilda Cousins

 3 Year Old Group Leader &            4 Year Old Assistant Educator  

Hilda joined Highmount Preschool in 2016 as a volunteer assistant, and after receiving a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, worked as an Assistant Educator before becoming the three-year-old group leader in 2020.  Hilda is also an Assistant Educator alongside our four-year-old Teacher, and is currently studying a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education. 

 “I love being a part of the Highmount community and working with the children and their families.             

 Seeing the children learn and grow together through their learning experiences is so rewarding!” 








Jenny Galanos

Assistant Educator

Jenny has a Diploma of Teaching and worked as a primary school teacher for several years.  She has worked with children in a variety of areas throughout her career, including family and home day care.

Jenny is an Assistant Educator at Highmount and works with both the three and four year-old groups.


Abida Khan

Assistant Educator

Abida has a Bachelor Degree in Education and a Diploma in Early Childhood Education.

Having experience in both kindergartens and primary schools, Abida has a keen interest in teaching young children through play, and is a lunch time relief Assistant Educator for the four year-old groups.