New Teaching & Learning Support Staff

Tom Crowle
I’m very excited to be joining St Aloysius in 2023 – a year that promises to be a dynamic year of growth for the school, its students and its community.

I join the St Aloysius community with seventeen years' experience across both all-girls’ education in the Catholic and Independent sectors, as well as experience in co-education. I value a return to Mercy Education and its emphasis on supporting Mercy women to flourish and serve their community.
Grace Fethers
Hi there, my name is Grace and I am very excited to commence 2023 as the college’s new Education Support Officer. I am very much looking forward to joining the St Aloysius community, where I will be working closely with students to support them in their learning. I am passionate about celebrating student diversity and uniqueness, and this is very much part of the St Aloysius ethos. Along with the Learning Diversity team, we will be ensuring that all students’ needs are being catered for and that everyone feels included and supported. Currently, I am in my final year of a Masters of Teaching at the University of Melbourne. I am also a North Melbourne local, where I can regularly be found in cafes, the library, and walking around Royal Park.
Natalie Geary
I’m Natalie the new Science Laboratory Technician.

I come from the Department of Agriculture’s AgriBio building which is Victoria’s leading research facility for Agriculture Biosciences. AgriBio is the Victorian governments arm of scientific research and respond to all events that affect our primary industries. AgriBio is involved with many scientific advancements including the well-known A2 milk or drought resistance crops. AgriBio staff also respond to quarantine events and natural disasters that affect our state such as bushfire, flood recovery and pest response. After 15 years as AgriBio’s Laboratory Manager I am looking forward to this big change to personally grow further and help shape, support, and encourage the new generation of scientists into the world here at St Aloysius.

I have a deep passion for science, nature and working with animals. I have 2 beautiful sons Samuel and Michael, who are at the core of everything I do, and you’ll often find me creating fun science and nature-based activities for them. I hope I can inspire the same curiosity and excitement in you that I do with my own children.

I shall look forward to meeting you all as I assist your wonderful teachers.
Brad Hall
I'm very excited to be joining the St Aloysius community. I have been teaching for five years with St Al's being my third school. Previous to teaching, I spent many years at the University of Melbourne in various finance and administrative roles across many faculties. I specialise in teaching English, Humanities, and Commerce subjects and have a passion for helping students reach their full potential. I have two children whom I love spending time with and in my free time, I enjoy listening to R&B soul/funk music (1975 to 1985 is the sweet spot) and practicing Karate.
Elisa Litvin
I have been a teacher of history and Humanities for over 23 years. Originally from Detroit, USA, I have had varied experiences educating senior school students in both Victoria and the United States.

Most recently I was at Assumption College as a Humanities teacher and Humanities Learning Leader. My very first school in the Detroit area was run by the Sisters of Mercy, though, so I view starting at St Aloysius as a form of homecoming. I look forward to helping students make sense of the world they live in. I also look forward to leading the Humanities team at St Aloysius.

Because of my love for all things Humanities, you can find me on my off time in galleries and museums (history), visiting places near and far (geography), or involved with social programs and issues (civics & citizenship).
Dianne Martin
Hi everyone, my name is Dianne Martin and I will be joining the College community this year teaching Year 7 and 9 Maths and Science.

I live locally but grew up on a dairy farm in Central Western NSW, where I learned to love the natural world. I enjoy returning to the farm to visit family, admire the landscape and see the sky full of stars. More locally, I like to go on walks next to beautiful spots like mountains, rivers and the ocean.

This year I will be seeking to share a sense of wonder with students in my Maths and Science classes. I hope to encourage students to be curious about the world around them, and to help their brilliance shine through their studies and in their relationships with each other. I look forward to getting to know the students, families and staff in the College community this year!
Kareena Martis
I am Kareena Martis, a Science, Biology and Music educator from New Zealand. I grew up in Auckland and have a background in Biomedical Science, Performance Violin and Education. I bring a decade of experience as a science educator and leader in various New Zealand schools. Outside work, I enjoy drinking coffee with a good book, playing the violin, tramping and exploring new places with my family.
I am so excited to join the fantastic team at St Aloysius College and share my expertise and passion for innovative education with this community.
Pippa Mills
Hello! It’s lovely to meet you all. My name is Pippa Mills and I am commencing my first year of teaching here at Aloysius.

I recently graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Masters in Secondary teaching at the end of 2022. Before that and (in between various spells of travel, pre-covid of course), I completed a Bachelor of Arts at Melbourne University with a Major in Creative Writing and English Literature. Whilst studying, I worked for a Barristers Clerk amongst the Melbourne Court district for 4 years so I’m very much looking forward to the change of working in an educational setting. I’m incredibly honoured and excited to be teaching Literature, Media and Drama this year as we embark on what promises to be an exciting new era for St Aloysius as a co-educational institution.

In my spare time you can find me either nestled up with a book, watching films, attending theatre shows or swimming laps up and down the pool. I cannot wait to work in in an exciting environment that draws from St Aloysius’ long tradition, whilst embracing the new 21st century model of co-education. I look forward to meeting and getting to know the students, fellow teaching staff, parents/guardians and the wider community of this wonderful school. Bring on 2023!
Saskia Muecke
I'm Saskia, the new art and STEM technician. I am a practicing ceramicist having graduated from RMIT. I have a love of the outdoors, animals and anything creative and I am incredibly excited to become a part of the St Aloysius community.
Stefan Odachowski
I am joining St Aloysius this year after 9 years as a teacher. My methods are English and History and I will be joining the school as an English teacher for 2023.

Previously I have spent seven years at St Kevin's College with a two-year stint teaching in London in between. I absolutely loved my two years abroad, and visiting the Globe Theatre which made Shakespeare famous, and visiting Bath which inspired Mary Shelley were just a couple of highlights.

I am thoroughly looking forward to sharing my love of reading with the students and will be teaching a range of English classes from junior to senior.
Margot Ryan
My name is Margot Ryan and I am joining St Aloysius as a Mathematics Teacher. I love mathematics and learning. I also currently work with ACU in the Master of Education program. I have three children, 2 horses and a dog. I also enjoy walking and in recent years have walked the Cradle Mountain trail in Tasmania and the Camino Pilgrimage in Spain.
Adam Valladares
Hello and thank you to everyone at St Aloysius for such a warm welcome. I am thrilled to become part of your community after twenty years of teaching in other Catholic school in Melbourne.
I will fulfil the role of English Learning Leader at the College. I hope to continue to build on the success achieved in previous years.
I look forward to meeting and working with you over the coming months.
Danny Yin
My name is Danny Yin. I am teaching VCE Math Physics this year. I am very looking forward to being part of the community.