Staff Spotlight - Year 7 Teacher, Mr Marcello Pennacchio

Staff News Wednesday, 22 Jun 2022

Who are you?
I am Marcello Pennacchio, one of the Year 7 teachers as part of the Year 7 Transition Centre.

What is your background?
For over 30 years I have been a scientist, teacher and a writer. As a scientist, I discovered new medicines for the heart from plants used by the Australian Aboriginal people and a disease that turns lizard blood green.

What is something we might not know about you?
I have written children's books for Scholastic and Linellen Press as well as reference books for Oxford University Press.

Children's Books

  • Somewhere in Australia (Scholastic)
  • Somewhere in the Reef (Scholastic)
  • Our Backyard Zoo (Linellen Press)
  • The Beautiful Butterfly (Linellen Press)

We love having you as part of the FIAS Community, Mr Pennacchio!