The backbone of our school

The School of St Jude is proud to employ over 350 staff. Our strategic plan emphasises the importance of local leadership and this is reflected in our structure with Tanzanians making up 90% of our management team and 98% of staff overall.

Staff at St Jude’s can be broadly divided into academic and non-academic teams. St Jude’s academic staff include over 100 teachers, headmasters, deputy headmasters and heads of departments, all of whom are Tanzanian. It’s these people who work directly with students every day to fight poverty through education.

Non-academic staff also have an important part in the success of St Jude’s. These staff include Head Office employees in finance, fundraising, marketing, sponsorship, HR and facilities teams as well as cleaners, bus drivers, gardeners, guards and cooks.

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Our leadership team

St Jude’s Leadership team guides all of the school’s staff to achieve our mission. The Leadership team is overseen by Founder, Gemma Sisia, and comprises five Senior Managers.

With representation from every area of the school, our Leadership team is able to meet challenges with a diverse range of skills and experiences.
Head Office
Head Office
Special Programs

Vivian Deus

Special Programs Senior Manager
Vivian joined St Jude’s in 2015, from Dar-es-Salaam where she grew up. She has a Bachelor Degree in Laws from St Augustine University and recently completed her Master of International Trade Policy and Law from Lund University in Sweden, under auspices of TRAPCA and ESAMI in Arusha. Fittingly, Vivian’s favorite thing about St Jude’s is the opportunity for endless learning – both for staff and students. In her free time, Vivian likes to travel, read and swim.
Vivian oversees four teams:
Community Service
External Partnerships and Career Guidance
Higher Education
Fundraising and Development

Rachael Hewes

Fundraising and Development Senior Manager
Following a Bachelor of Law/Bachelor of Arts at Australian National University, Rachael immediately decided to dedicate herself to a career at St Jude’s. She started at St Jude’s in 2012 as a photographer, and later moved into Supporter Relations. Rachael grew up in South Sydney and Singapore and is a mother of one daughter. She enjoys travelling, cooking and painting.
Rachael oversees four teams:
Supporter Relations
Community Relations
Social Impact

Thomas Mhando

Operations Senior Manager
Thomas was born in Arusha, Tanzania, and grew up in Kenya. He is a certified Cyber Security Expert and holds a degree in Information Technology from the University of Cambridge in the UK. Thomas has over 15 years of experience in the IT industry and project management across different countries in Africa. He also practises poetry and enjoys reading and travelling in his spare time.
Thomas oversees three teams:
People and Culture

Happy Malinzi

People and Culture Senior Manager
Happy grew up in Dar Es Salaam and Arusha, Tanzania, then studied a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management and HR Management at Nottingham Trent University in the UK. She went on to complete a Master of Business Administration HR Management at ESAMI, before commencing a career in HR. Happy started at St Jude’s in 2017 and enjoys being part of recruiting talented, purpose-driven employees.
Happy oversees two teams:
Experience and Culture

Nzinyangwa Mcharo

Academic Senior Manager
Mr Mcharo grew up in Kilimanjaro before pursuing both a Diploma of Education, majoring in physics and chemistry, and a Diploma of Telecommunications. Prior to starting at St Jude’s as a teacher in 2009, he was a physics teacher and Head of Department at Moshono Secondary School. Mr Mcharo has a love of science and is passionate about creating a conducive academic environment for our students.

Ndaki Saguda

Primary Head Teacher
Mr Ndaki grew up in the Simiyu region before completing a Diploma of Secondary Education at Monduli Teachers’ College. Following years spent teaching biology and agriculture, Mr Ndaki joined St Jude’s in 2012. In his spare time, he enjoys watching action movies and playing soccer. Mr Ndaki says that people describe him as strict but democratic.
St Jude's Girls' Secondary

Elimringi Nyange

St Jude's Girls' Secondary Headmaster (O Level)
Elimringi studied at Tumaini University Makumiri and spent many years teaching in secondary schools before joining St Jude’s in 2017. He has a strong belief in teamwork as the source of success and enjoys sharing his knowledge and skills with others. During his evenings and weekends, Elimringi likes reading the bible and watching wrestling.
St Jude's Secondary

Erespidus Sabas

St Jude's Secondary Headmaster (O and A Level)
Erespidus joined St Jude’s in 2016, following five years as Headmaster of Mlama Secondary School. He grew up in Moshi, not far from Arusha, and studied a Bachelor of Science with Education at the University of Dar Es Salaam. Erespidus enjoys the opportunities St Jude’s offers for professional growth and development. When he’s not at work, Erespidus loves to watch and play football.