A mom of two wonderful, inspiring girls, I trained as a post graduate in education in London in 2007. Before then my background was in Film, I have a degree in Digital Media with a passion for editing. I spent a lot of time embracing my love for travel and art, and spent the early part of my 20's travelling various places around the globe and settled for many years in London. As a mature student I felt I could take all my loves and talents and channel them through the art of teaching. I also had a particular interest in working with children from disadvantaged backgrounds and specialised in this area during my studies.
I was very lucky to secure a temporary position back in Ireland on completion of my post graduate, but the recession was just getting started and every year subsequently schools were cutting back on staff so I spent the first few years of my teaching career working as a substitute in over 20 different schools. This was a fantastic opportunity to get an insight into how schools differ; along the way I gained a bank of knowledge about what worked really well and what did not.
I am now a permanent teacher in an infant school in inner city Dublin, my school is categorised as Deis Band 1. This has meant that I have been lucky enough to have received training and experience in many fantastic programs including First Steps, Ready Set Go Maths, Maths Recovery, Dina, and Language Towards Literacy. I am also very lucky to be surrounded by many wonderful teachers throughout my career to date, from whom I have learnt so much. Most of what I share with you on this site are ideas I have picked up from others. I am an advocate of sharing ideas... long gone are the days of closed door teaching. Now with the use of the social media the streams for communication are endless, all we have to do is use it!