Ann Rusden gained her teaching qualification (TSTC) at the Secondary Teachers’ College in 1957 and taught at Nathalia HES, and also Highett High School. She then spent two years teaching overseas at Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex, and also Tidebrook, near Tunbridge Wells in Kent.
She returned to Australia and taught at Essendon High School and Kew High School. Ann came to CHS in 1965, specialising in science, mathematics and physics.
She left to become Deputy Principal of Northcote High School in 1984 and returned to CHS in 1987 to become principal. Miss Rusden retired at the end of 1992.