Cassandra Pendlebury

Cassandra Pendlebury

Regional Director of St Philip's Teaching School

Cassandra (Cass) Pendlebury holds a B.A Dip. Ed (Macquarie University), MLM Ed (University of Newcastle) and is a current PhD Candidate with Avondale University.

Cass most recently held the position of Executive Officer NSW/ACT with Christian Schools Australia (CSA). She had responsibility for supporting over 40 schools in NSW and the ACT. Her role included; coordination of the NSW/ACT State Council and associated regional forums, professional development for leaders and teachers, advocacy for Christian Schools in NSW and the ACT including representation on a number of government committees, coordination of the CSA Child Protection Support Service, management of the Endorsed Provider of Continuous Professional Development status for CSA in NSW, coordination of NESA Board and Governance training for school boards, plus events management and design for all CSA NSW/ACT Events.

Cass also held the CSA national portfolio for Curriculum and has been an integral part of the the design and delivery of the ‘Gods Big Story’ curriculum framework.

Prior to joining CSA, Cass had a 10-year leadership career in Christian Schools. She also has 25 years corporate experience in Management and HR Consulting; with an impressive list of international clients from banking and finance to construction, pharmaceuticals, and resources. Her specialisations were in Leadership Development, Succession Planning, HRM Consulting, Performance Management and Training.

Cass is passionate about developing and supporting leaders and teachers in Christian Education and to that end has commenced a PHD researching ‘Spiritual Wellbeing in the Leadership of Australian Christian Schools’, through Avondale University. She has also established her own Spiritual Wellbeing Mentoring company called Grace Rhythms and currently mentors leaders in Christian schools.


ML&ME (University of Newcastle) 2005

BA Dip Ed (Macquarie University) 1984

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