I graduated with a Bachelor of Education from St. Patrick’s College of Education in Dublin, Ireland in 2007. I then took up a position as a teacher near my hometown of Newbridge. Throughout my nine years there I gained experience of multiple grade levels and special education. I also worked as the whole-school ICT Co-ordinator for a number of years. From 2013-2015 I studied part time in order to gain a MSc. in Education and Training Management. It was difficult at times to work full time and keep up with my studies, but I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and it made me a more thoughtful and reflective educator.
With nine years of teaching experience under my belt, I made the decision to move abroad to further my development as an educator. In August 2016 I moved to Qatar to take up a teaching position at a large international school in Doha. During my two years there I taught Year 2 and Year 3. Living and working in Qatar has been an incredible experience. I am delighted to be able to further that experience at NAISAK and I am proud to become a member of such a wonderful, progressive school.
I have two brothers who live in Ireland, as do my wonderful parents. I miss seeing them a lot, but I always look forward to visiting home during the summer and winter holidays. I also miss our cat, Penny, and our dog, Pepper, very much! In my free time I enjoy relaxing with a good book, going to the cinema, watching sports or catching up with friends over a nice coffee. I also travel as often as I can. Living in Qatar has presented me with the opportunity to explore much of Asia, including Oman, Nepal, Vietnam and Malaysia. I hope to continue to explore the world and bring this love of discovery and new experiences into my teaching whenever I can.
I am looking forward to working at a school that values inclusivity and diversity. I have also been impressed by the wide range of resources available to teachers and students, the pleasant school campus and the ambitious curricula offered to students of all grades.