Lambrick Park Fine Arts
Barry Janzen: Concert Band and Jazz BAnd
Mr Janzen teaches Concert Band and Jazz Band at Lambrick Park and is also the school's Vice-Principal. Mr Janzen has an undergraduate degree in Music and Theatre education and a masters in Educational Technology. Mr Janzen has taught music in the Greater Victoria School District for many years and is excited about once again being back at Lambrick Park to leads the bands. Mr Janzen has traveled with music students internationally to Cuba, and the US including Washington State, Idaho and California as well as many places in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario. Mr Janzen's music ensembles have been recognized as consistently outstanding. Mr Janzen was a recipient of the Prime Minister's Award for Teaching Excellence in 2012 and Nationally recognized as an innovator in educational technology.
Nette Martin: Theatre, Musical Theatre, Choir, Media Arts
Nette Martin holds a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts (with distinction) in Theatre specializing in Directing and a Bachelor’s of Education (with distinction) majoring in Theatre with concentrations in both English and Choir. Nette has been heavily involved in theatre since she was a teenager: Performing, Stage Managing and Directing in both professional and amateur theatres. Nette fell in love with working with teens while in New York directing children’s musicals and returned to Uvic to become a teacher. She has taught in both the Boundary School District and Greater Victoria School District and is thrilled to be building a theatrical program here at Lambrick Park. She believes that the skills taught in the theatre are ones that build confidence, develop communication skills, incorporate problem solving, cultivate creativity, encourage teamwork and inclusion, and will transfer to any workforce students may pursue beyond high school.
Andrea D Blair: String Orchestra
From almost birth Andrea has been captivated by music. Her interest in the performing arts flowered while still in a Northern Alberta elementary school. Before she was a teenager Andrea was deep into private clarinet lessons and propagating learning to others. The love of music continued to expand after leaving her rural roots to study at Grande Prairie Regional College, University of Lethbridge and eventually at University of Victoria. Subsequent to Andrea’s post secondary development she has decades of teaching music in elementary, middle and high schools and most recently undergraduate courses. Currently she is the drawing force behind the music scene, with an eye towards constant expansion of her programs at Gordon Head Middle, Lambrick Park Secondary and Torquay Elementary in Victoria. Andrea’s teaching method has evolved specifically towards inclusion of all persons, especially those with special needs that may not otherwise be engaged. Her teaching style has even brought outside attention and awards.
Paul Gronow: Visual Art, Digital Imaging, JOURNALISM
Paul is the Fine Arts department head at Lambrick Park. He teaches Visual Art, Digital Imaging and Journalism. He graduated from UVic with a Bachelors of Education (Art and English majors). Paul is passionate about all aspects of the Visual, Graphic and Photographic Arts and is humbled by the growth of the Visual Arts program over the past 7 years at Lambrick.
Gillian Baddeley: Visual Art
Originally from South Africa, Gillian started taking art classes at 11 years of age. After moving to Victoria, at age 14, she continued to pursue her passion for the arts. Gillian completed her undergraduate degree in Art and History at the University of Victoria, and then enrolled in a post degree education program in order to pursue her love of teaching. For over 20 years Gillian has had the pleasure of instructing various art classes for grades 9 to 12 and a self-directed studio art class for grade 11’s and 12’s, working on student’s portfolios so they can prepare for post-secondary art instruction. Gillian is a passionate artist and active in the local art community.