Meet our Team

Vickie Donaldson
 

Vickie Donaldson

Owner/Head Teacher

Phone: (06) 757 8344

Mobile: 027 202 9372

vickie@butterfly-preschool.co.nz

Vickie is the owner and Head Teacher at Butterfly Preschool. She is married to Heath and they have two beautiful girls Isla and Zoe. The Donaldsons live locally in Fitzroy and enjoy spending time at the beach, travelling, dining out and spending time as a family. Vickie graduated as an Early Chilhood Teacher in 2003 and has been teaching for many years. 

Jodie Downey
 

Jodie Downey

Assistant Head Teacher

Jodie has been part of the Butterfly Pre-School team since opening in February 2004. She moved to New Plymouth from Hamilton in 2013 after her husband was offered a job here.  In 2014 she graduated from Waikato University with a Bachelor of Education. Jodi went on maternity leave last year and has recently re-joined the Butterfly team with her new son Fletcher who is in the Caterpillar Room. 

Cheryl Cooksley
 

Cheryl Cooksley

Teacher

Cheryl has a diploma in teaching and education. She has over 19 years experience both as a teacher and in a management role. She enjoys spending time with her family and playing sport. Cheryl lives in Fitzroy with her husband Dion and her two children Cohen and Addison. 

Melissa Kearvell
 

Melissa Kearvell

Teacher

Melissa is a qualified teacher and has recently returned to work having had a baby boy. Melissa brings many years of teaching to Butterfly!

Karla Mora
 

Karla Mora

Teacher

Karla is a fully qualified teacher and spends her days in the lovely Caterpillar room. She has a real passion for infants and toddlers. 

Jo McLean
 

Jo McLean

Teacher

Jo is a fully qualified teacher with years of experience. Jo joins Karla in the caterpiller Room. 

Claire Southee
 

Claire Southee

Teacher

Claire works at Butterfly Pre-School two days a week and is fully qualified with a kindergarten background. She lives locally in Fitzroy and has a young family 

Jenny Yen
 

Jenny Yen

Teacher

Jenny is graduating very soon and will be a fully qualified teacher.

Grace Lines
 

Grace Lines

Reliever Teacher

Grace has completed two years of training and is about to start her third year.

21 Normanby Street, Fitzroy, New Plymouth