Janet is currently a member of the faculty at Excel Academy, and has been actively involved in curriculum development for learners and staff in her role. Her teaching career has included English as a Second Language, adult and family literacy, anti-violence education, immigrant and refugee youth programming, employment preparation, and life skills. In 2002-3, Janet participated in a research in practice project exploring the effects of violence on literacy and learning. This experience was foundational to the development of her practice as an educator. She has developed, managed and facilitated a number of programs which support people to make meaningful connections to community through learning and personal development. Her current learning focuses are on trauma informed practice, and relational and sexual health.