Zelda Koekemoer obtained her B.Com. Marketing degree in 1995 and her Higher Education Diploma in 1996. She started her career as a high school business economics and accounting teacher.
After that, she joined the corporate world and worked as a Training Manager at a well-known Payroll and HR software company. In 2011 she realised the massive shortage of good quality preschool education and opened a Pre-Primary school in Hilton, KZN.
She pursued her studies and qualified as a preschool educator through an institution in the United Kingdom. After more than a decade, she handed over the management of her preschool to one of the staff members she empowered over many years.
She took on the challenge to Head the Preschool and Primary school at Acacia Schools. In June 2022, she was promoted to Principal of the whole school. Zelda believes in good quality education, introduced early in life.
Children should be encouraged to find their purpose, see their worth and realise their full potential. Her outlook is that any school should strive to create children of significance who love learning and who serve God with compassion, love, and respect.