Janet completed her secondary schooling at Bethlehem College Ashfield before commencing at Macquarie University where she graduated firstly with a BA DipEd and later a Masters of Education. She has experience as a Catholic School Principal at Loreto Kirribilli (1999-2013) and Mercy Catholic College Chatswood (1989-1998). Janet has been involved in Catholic education for over 40 years.
She currently works one day a week at Sydney Catholic Schools Leichhardt coordinating a mentoring program which links university potential school students with successful business people, as well as holding voluntary positions on several religious order education advisory committees.
Janet has been a member of many State and National educational committees both in the Catholic and non-Catholic sectors. She has a passion for the education of all students but has been especially committed to girls’ education, following on from the outstanding education she says she received at Bethlehem College in the late 1960’s.
Janet is an active member of St Mark’s Parish Drummoyne. She grew up in Rydalmere in Sydney and now lives in Drummoyne with her husband Colin who is a Registered Nurse.