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-eight years...seventeen 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 Massachesetts, 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 subject areas, but most recently Math and Science. This past year I was asked to teach 3rd grade, which I enjoyed immensely! With the COVID virus, obviously some things had to change when returning to school. I was again asked to change back to 4th grade, but this time ALL virtual. I am looking forward to this opportunity and teaching your children!
I have been married for thirty-two years to my husband (Dave) also a teacher and we have three children and a dog (Ellie). 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 will be teaching there. 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 is currently a softball coach at St. Joseph's University. My youngest, Danielle, is a junior at Monmouth University studying Criminal Justice on a softball scholarship. 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 parents are 88 years old and 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! I'm very happy to have Carson Wentz as the quarterback (although I liked Nick Foles as well). I feel he is a great person and serves as a wonderful role model for children!
I haven't been on any 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. We planned Nashville for this summer, but COVID changed that.
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!