Meet the Team

The highly qualified team at Pro Ed House School is continually engaged in regular professional development. The school closes early on Fridays to allow the multidisciplinary team of teachers and therapists to attend Professional Staff Development.

Communication between members of the team is encouraged and takes place frequently. Workshops with local and international specialists are often organised and teachers as well as therapists are encouraged to attend national and international conferences and workshops.

The Executive Director of Pro Ed, Dr Anita Worrall, is a Past President of SAALED (South African Association for Learning Difficulties) and of IACESA (the South African branch of the International Association for Cognitive Education and Psychology). She is a co-founder of and current chairperson of the Board of TSSA (Thinking Schools South Africa).

In 2015 Dr Worrall was awarded the Chancellor’s Medal by the University of North West for her services to Cognitive Education in South Africa.

Pro Ed House School is often visited by national and international educators, who address the staff and/or visit the classrooms.

Executive Director / Founder

Dr Anita Worrall

Dr Anita Worrall

BA (McGill Canada) MA PhD (Cornell USA) Dipl SpLD (Canberra Austr)
Chancellor’s Medal (North West University)


Sheila Schuurmans

Sheila Schuurmans

BA (Wits) SEC MSc Ed (Calif State Uni USA)

Deputy Principal / Coordinator: Mathematics

Sue Gibbings

Sue Gibbings

HDE (NTTC) SD MA (Columbia Int Uni USA)

Coordinator: Special Needs

Mandy Kowarski

B Prim Ed, Dipl SEN (Rhodes)

Foundation Phase Head

Anja de Hart

B Ed (Wesley TC)

Senior Phase Head

Tracey Daniels

HDE (Hewat TC) Dipl Ed JP (Wesley TC)


  • Belinda Backwell

    BA (Otago, New Zealand), PG TDip (Massey, New Zealand)
  • Bev Smith

    B Ed SP (UCT)
  • Leanne Simon

    Dip Ed JP (Rhodes) Dip SpEdMH (UCT) HDE JP (Denneford TC) DipREd (RAU)
  • Mandy Redcliffe

    Dip Ed SP (Hewat TC) Dip REd (UNISA)
  • Meaghan Peters

    B Ed FP (CPUT) BEd Hons (Stellenbosch)
  • Pierre Rousseau

    Dip Ed SP (Rhodes)
  • Raymond Quinlan

    BEd IP (UNISA)
  • Roxanne Marrow

    B Ed (CPUT)
  • Yumna Orrie

    BSoc Hons (Psych), PGC FP (UCT)

Class Assistants

  • Patricia Fredericks

  • Tiffness Chirwa

Additional Teaching Staff

  • Anchen Felmore

  • Ettienne Short

    BA (UNISA)

Consultant Child / Adolescent Psychiatrist

  • Dr Uli Meys

    MBChB, FCPsych (SA)
  • Kotze, Ilse

    BSocSc MSocSc (Social Work), Hons (Psych) (UFS)


  • Dr Anita Worrall

    BA (McGill Canada) MA PhD (Cornell USA) Dipl SpLD (Canberra Austr)
  • Sharon Hoffenberg

    BSc Hons MEd School Counselling (WITS)

Occupational Therapists

  • Gluckman, Stacey

    BSc OT (UCT)
  • Kaitlyn Croney

    BSc OT (UCT)

Speech and Language Therapists

  • Gené Cramer

    BSc Logopaedics (UCT)
  • Nicole Fischer

    BSc Sp/Lang Pathology (UCT)
  • Shannon Croney

    BSc Sp/Lang Pathology (UCT)
  • Shaw, Catherine

    BSc Sp/Lang Pathology (UCT)


  • Chris Worrall

    Administrative Director
  • Erica Wiener

    Director’s Personal Assistant
  • Faiza Fredericks

  • Gabiba Kleinsmidt

  • Mosena Safodien

  • Wasielah Adams

    School Secretary

Board of Governors

  • Barry Tilney

  • Chris Worrall

    Administrative Director
  • Dr Anita Worrall

    BA (McGill Canada) MA PhD (Cornell USA) Dipl SpLD (Canberra Austr)
  • Lyndon Worrall

    BCom (UCT) MBA (Imperial College, London)


"I asked Michael (*) how his reading is coming along and this was his reply: “Mom, in our classroom there is a sign in the reading area that says Reading is Fun, well reading is now fun but at (previous school) it was never fun!” I asked him why he felt this way now, and this was his reply: “Because at Pro Ed they have changed the way we have to read and it is just far more fun”. A friend’s mom overhead this conversation between her son and Michael, Michael’s friend asked: “how is your new school Mike?” He answered: “I love my new school”. His friend asked, “Why?” and Michael answered “because there is no pressure on me”. "

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