Our English Teachers


Ms. Amelia Oliva

Senior VCE Teacher and VCE Author
Springside West Secondary College
Bachelor of Arts (English and History)
Master of Teaching (Secondary - English and History)
Master of Education

Ms. Anna Purcell
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Senior VCE Teacher, VCE Author and VCE Assessor
St Michael's Grammar School
Bachelor of Arts Hons
Postgraduate Diploma Media Communications
Diploma in Education
Graduate Diploma English Literary Studies (Creative Writing)

Dr. Anna-Nicola Henger
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Research Assistant & Academic Marker
Exclusive to TSSM
Bachelor of Arts (History & French)
Honours (History)
PhD (Spanish & Latin American Studies)

Dr. Calvin Taylor
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Senior VCE Teacher, VCE Author and VCE Assessor
St Arnaud Secondary College
Doctor of Philosophy
Bachelor of Teaching (Honours - English & Literacy / SOSE Education (Secondary))
Bachelor of Arts (Honours - English Language & Literature Studies)
Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessing

Mrs. Carolyn Bryant
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Head of VCE, Senior VCE Teacher, VCE Assessor and VCE Author
Yarra Hills Secondary College
Bachelor of Science (Honours - English Minor)
Master of Teaching (Secondary - English)
Post Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary - English)

Mrs. Claire Warr
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Head of English, Senior VCE Teacher, VCE Author and VCE Assessor
Kingswood College
Master of Arts
Bachelor of Arts (Honours - English and Fine Art)
Graduate Diploma of Education (English and EAL)

Mr. Colin Turner
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Senior VCE Teacher and VCE Author
Exclusive to TSSM
Bachelor of Education (English and Music)
Master of Business Administration
Graduate Certificate T.E.S.O.L

Mr. Daniel OShea
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Senior VCE Teacher, VCE Author and VCE Assessor
Star of the Sea College
Bachelor of Arts (English and History)
Master of Teaching

Dr. David James
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Senior VCE Teacher, VCE Author and VCE Assessor
Exclusive to TSSM
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
PhD (Shakespeare)
Diploma of Education

Ms. Emma Willis
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Senior VCE Teacher and VCE Author
Ballarat Christian College
Bachelor of Arts (Honors)
Master of Arts (Literature and Writing) Graduate Diploma of Education

Dr. Gary Smith
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Senior VCE Teacher and VCE Author
Exclusive to TSSM
PhD (Creative Writing)
Bachelor of Arts (Honours – Literature)
Bachelor of Arts (Honours - Professional Writing & Editing)
Diploma of Vocational Education & Training
Certificate 1V: Workplace Training & Assessment

Ms. Joanne DeMeester
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Senior VCE Teacher and VCE Assessor
Fintona Girls' School
Bachelor of Education (English & Biology)

Dr. Jonathon Lum
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Lecturer in Linguistics and VCE Author
The University of Melbourne
Bachelor of Arts - Honours (Linguistics) PhD (Linguistics)

Ms. Karen Pain
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Senior VCE Teacher, VCE Author and VCE Assessor
Koo Wee Rup Secondary College
Bachelor of Arts (English and Psychology)
Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

Mrs. Kate Robertson
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Senior VCE Teacher, VCE Author and VCE Assessor
Alkira Secondary College
Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary)

Mrs. Lorraine Quinlivan
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Senior VCE Teacher, VCE Author and VCE Assessor
Bayview College
Bachelor of Education (English and Literature)

Mrs. Marisa Lombardo
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Literacy and EAL Coordinator, Senior VCE Teacher, VCE Author and VCE Assessor
Marian College
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and English)
Graduate Diploma In Education (Secondary)

Ms. Marissa Joyce
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Gifted Learners Leader/Teacher
St Francis Xavier College
Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Business Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary) Postgraduate Certificate in Religious Education

Miss Nadiene Pastras
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Senior VCE Teacher, VCE Author and VCE Assessor
Wodonga Senior Secondary College
Bachelor of Education

Mrs. Naomi Weiler
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Senior VCE Teacher, VCE Author and VCE Assessor
Casey Grammar School
Bachelor of Arts / Secondary Education
Master of Gifted Education / Teaching
Master of Education

Dr. Nicholas Moll
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Senior VCE Teacher and VCE Author
Ballarat Christian College
Master of Education
Doctorate of Philosophy (Literature)
Certificate in Education (Tertiary Education)
Diploma of Health Care Documentation
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Ms. Pauline Malkoun
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Director of Studies, Senior VCE Teacher and VCE Assessor
Exclusive to TSSM
Bachelor of Arts (Honours - English)
Graduate Diploma of Education

Miss Peggy Deng
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Senior VCE Teacher and VCE Author
Haileybury College
Bachelor of Arts (English)
Master of Teaching (Secondary)

Mr. Peter Cram
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Senior VCE Teacher, VCE Author and VCE Assessor
Peninsula Grammar
Bachelor of Arts (English Literature, History, Philosophy and French)
Diploma in Commercial Shipping Practice
Certificate in Systems Analysis
Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education (English, ESL, Linguistics and SOSE)
Graduate Diploma in TESOL and Literacy
Certificate in Education for Ministry

Mr. Philip Thiel
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Year Level Coordinator, Senior VCE Teacher and VCE Author
The Mac.Robertson Girls' High School
Bachelor of Arts (Honours - English Literature)
Master of Arts (English Literature)
Master of Arts (Medieval English Literatures) Graduate Diploma of Education

Mr. Ross Goode
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Senior VCE Teacher, VCE Author and VCE Assessor
Cheltenham Secondary College
Bachelor of Arts
Diploma of Education

Ms. Seanzel He
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Senior VCE Teacher and VCE Assessor
Exclusive to TSSM
Graduate Diploma in Education
Bachelor of International Business

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