I have a BA hons degree in psychology from University College Dublin. After my degree I completed a one year Postgraduate Certificate in Education. Due to my background in psychology and my interest in special needs, I became the SENCo of a large primary school in the UK. While there, I completed a Diploma in SEN.
Following a break from teaching to raise my family, I returned to SEN as an advisor for a local education authority. I left this role in 2010 to come to Switzerland with my family. The decision to come to La Côte came very naturally, as I realised that my philosophy of education was the same as the leadership of the school. LCIS is an inclusive school and passionate about every child being given the opportunity to reach their full potential.
Outside of school I am kept busy with my own family. We are very active and love to ski every weekend during the winter. During the summer you will find us cycling to the lake to go swimming or hiking in the mountains. I love to read and have been part of the same book club in the UK for the past five years where I Skype in every month for the meeting! I believe that all of us are life long learners and it is good to learn new skills. As a teacher this is especially important as it reminds me of how my students feel when they are learning new things all the time.
Mrs. Millar's thoughts on High Performance Learning:
High Performance Learning is about giving the children we teach the tools that enable them to reach their potential. It is vital that our children are active, inquisitive members of this world. High Performance Learning enables children to realise that they can keep on pushing and learning. It is not just about learning a set of facts, it is about using those facts to investigate further, to challenge and develop their own understanding of the world around them. It enables them with the skills for intellectual and social confidence.