Ms Larissa Treskin
BA (1969), DipEd (1970)
Principal of James Ruse High School
Master of Learning Science & Technology I
Larissa Treskin is Principal of James Ruse Drive Agricultural High School, a school set in a district rich in colonial history. An academically selective high school, with 860 students currently enrolled in Years 7 through to 12, students have a proud record of academic achievement.
James Ruse consistently obtains outstanding results in public examinations while excellent performances have been recorded in State, Australian and International competitions in a variety of intellectual pursuits and global leadership programs.
Larissa has an extensive education administration background and a wealth of school based experience. Her history in education is marked by innovation and the opening up of opportunities for young people.
Prior to the role of Principal, Larissa held the role of School Education Director in Liverpool, one of the most culturally and social-economically diverse areas of Sydney. Larissa developed a range of innovative programs for students as well as the professional development of staff. Before that she was Principal at Burwood Girls High School for 10 years, for three of which she was president of the NSW Secondary Principals Council, made up of the 440 state secondary schools.
Larissa is a Fellow of the Australian College of Educators and is on the Board of Directors for the National Organisation of Russian Scouts.
Larissa lives and works in the Greater West. The daughter of Russian refugees from China, Larissa was taught the value of education while growing up on a poultry farm and attending Fairfield Girls High School.
Larissa was taught the value of humanity and social justice and will always encourage this in her students.