I have been fortunate enough to have worked both in Ireland and the UK in my time as a qualified teacher. I first took the steps to become a primary school teacher when I attended Stranmillis University College in Belfast, and after four wonderful years I received my B.Ed. degree. Initially after qualifying I took the decision to undertake supply work for a year in order to broaden my educational horizons and learn from the many different classroom practices that I would become exposed to. I took this knowledge with me to England where I undertook and completed my induction year teaching a lovely Year 6 class. I then decided the time was right to return home to Ireland and I was fortunate enough to receive a call from a school I had previously worked in to undertake a two-term contract working with a composite class of Year 4 and Year 5 pupils, which I happily agreed to.
I have always been eager to travel and see what the world has to offer so when I decided I would like to work abroad and the offer came from NAISAK, there was no way I was going to turn down that opportunity after all the lovely things I had heard about the school.
I am a 33-year-old who enjoys the simple things in life. I enjoy spending as much time as possible with my wife, and appreciate the adventures that we undertake together. Outside of running and going to the gym, I enjoy long walks, reading, and since lockdown I have begun learning Spanish. I’m also a big fan of watching sport and movies.