Carrum Downs Secondary College

Meet our Leadership Team

Mark Gow - Principal

Mark has worked in a variety of leadership positions over his 30 year education career. He has had a great deal of experience in leadership, particularly in leading and fostering school change. Mark is passionate about ensuring that every student in our college achieves their personal best.

Vanessa Coco - Assistant Principal

Vanessa has led the House system at CDSC for a number of years and has driven the implementation of the SWPBS (School-Wide Positive Behaviour Support) framework and strategies for improving school attendance at the College. Vanessa is passionate about empowering students, families and staff to foster positive outcomes in connectedness, engagement and wellbeing.

Michael Melfi - Acting Principal

Michael is a long standing member of the leadership team at CDSC, with his most recent portfolio being the important role of analysing school data for improving student outcomes.

Wendy Savage - Assistant Principal

Wendy has been a leading voice in teaching, learning and curriculum development here at the College since arriving from the UK. Her recent foci have been the co-ordination of the VCE programs along with the further development of junior assessment and homework procedures. Wendy’s passion for improving student’s futures, through positive educational experiences, is evident in her interactions with our students as well as the work she does to empower our staff to develop their teaching capacity through collaborative practices.