About Mark Merry

The Principal, Dr Mark Merry, BEd, MEd St, Ed D

Mark commenced as Principal of Yarra Valley Grammar in April 2009.

Mark was educated at Whitefriars College Donvale and began his teaching career in 1985. He taught History and Legal Studies and has lectured in educational psychology and classroom management at the University of Tasmania. He holds a Bachelor of Education degree from Victoria College, a Masters in Educational Studies from Monash University and a Doctorate in Education from Latrobe University.

Mark spent nine years as Deputy Principal in two schools before becoming Principal of Marcellin College in 2001. During his time at Marcellin, Mark led the implementation of a strategic plan which was the catalyst for significant structural, policy and operational change at the College. The strategic plan led to improved educational outcomes for students and an enhanced learning culture.

Mark was Chair of the Associated Heads of Independent Schools of Australia in Victoria from 2009 – 2011 and has served on the National Board. Mark has been involved in the Associated Grammar Schools of Victoria since 2001. He and his wife Manuela have two sons, Alister and Simon.