Phone: ext. 4304
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science in Education from West Chester University
Mrs. Wendy Dominik
My name is Wendy Dominik and I've been teaching for over twenty-nine years...nineteen of them have been in Swedesboro-Woolwich. I received my Bachelor's Degree from West Chester University in 1986. I substitute taught in PA for a couple of years before beginning my first full-time position in a parochial school in Port Richmond (St. George's), where I taught 5th and 6th grade for ten years. We moved to Massachusetts, where I "retired" for a couple of years raising my children. I began in SWSD in 2003 and was one of five 4th grade teachers. At one point during the peak of our growth, there were twelve 4th grades. I've taught all subjects over the years and am looking forward to this opportunity and teaching your children!
I have been married for thirty-four years to my husband (Dave) also a teacher and we have three children (and 5 grandogs). All of my kids went through the Swedesboro-Woolwich and Kingsway School Districts. We are proud of the education they received that prepared them for college and their careers. David is my oldest and after receiving his degree from Alvernia University, taught STEM at Kingsway Middle School and coached football and lacrosse. He recently moved to Pennsylvania and is teaching and coaching lacrosse in the Wilson School District. Kelsey is my middle child. She attended Temple and Coastal Carolina Universities on scholarship, receiving a degree in Sociology, then completed her Master's Degree at LaSalle University in Non-Profit leadership. She recently left softball coaching at St. Joseph's University and is currently working in the non-profit sector. My youngest, Danielle, just graduated from Monmouth University with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice. She was also on a softball scholarship. She is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health and Counseling. The reason I share this is to give you a glimpse into how I raised my children... to work hard and achieve their fullest potential. They were all different academically. One was a special education student, another was diagnosed with ADHD and my son didn't read until 2nd grade, yet once he did, he was an honors student. My children are some of my proudest accomplishments...and when I say my children, I also mean my students! I love what I do and will teach and nurture them as I have with my own children. I want them all to reach their fullest potential! I believe in a partnership with the family, and look forward to working as a team to accomplish this!
I grew up in a family that has always supported Philadelphia sports teams...but most especially the Eagles. My mother is 89 years old and when my parents were younger they had season tickets since 1961. They had to give them up a while back, but boy were they excited when they won the Superbowl in 2018! Their enthusiasm for football has rubbed off with allof their family.
I haven't been on many vacations recently (other than travel softball trips), but have been to many beautiful places over the years. My husband's former sales career allowed us to travel to Tahiti, Ireland, British Columbia/Canada, Hawaii, Mexico, the Bahamas and of course Disney World. Now that our kids are grown, we will hopefully be planning more trips. This summer my husband and I drove to Nashville and enjoyed several concerts and racing events.
On to lighter topics...I enjoy watching sporting events, in particular, softball and football. I also like watching various Netflix series with my youngest daughter. My favorite foods are eggplant parmigiana and pizza and you will usually see me walking into school each morning with a coffee to help me get my day going!