Janet Marcenko

Acting Deputy Principal 7-10, Head of English 7-10, Teacher – English

Jan began her teaching career in Canada in the late 1980s. Having specialised in English and History at University, her focus and passion has always been on these subjects. In both the provinces of Saskatchewan and Alberta, she gained valuable experience teaching a range of year levels as well as a wide variety of subjects inclusive of French, Mathematics and Language Arts. After moving with her family to Australia in the mid-1990s, she taught senior English at Killester College, a Catholic Girl's College in Melbourne. Since joining Dominic's staff in 2005, Jan has served as the Coordinator of the Humanities Department and most recently the English Department.

Book every child should read
John Boyne’s The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Best recent professional learning
Karen Yager’s “Using ICT to Enrich the Teaching of Shakespeare”

Favourite teaching unit
Novel Study: Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird

Teaching motto
“If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.” Ignacio Estrada