I was a student of hers when the critical literacy program was introduced to the year 11's in 2004. CL was a program that was supposed to let the student have more of a personal opinion on what text they were deconstructing, depending on their ideologies. Doohan was Ridiculously ridged with her own point of view, to the point of her giving no leeway if you had an opinion that differed from hers. The whole program was introduced all at once and she had no idea how to implement it.
Ms Doohan is a great teacher! If students show respect they get it back. Just don't do the wrong thing and you're in the clear. Ms Doohan is very understanding and a positive influence on students!