I taught in Dublin, Ireland for 10 years in a co-education primary school. I have been teaching in St. Andrews for the past four years in year 4 and this year have begun teaching year 6. I have directed the last two KS2 productions here in St. Andrews and was recently appointed Primary Drama coordinator.
With regard to professional development, I was responsible for training staff members in using interactive whiteboards. Although I really enjoyed my time teaching in Ireland and found it very rewarding, I felt that I was somewhat limited in the experience I could gain in a junior school. In addition to this, I adore travelling and the idea of moving to another country as well as being able to develop professionally really appealed to me. I have travelled and enjoyed the cultures of many countries in Asia but Thailand has always stood firmly as my favourite. So, when I was fortunate enough to be offered a teaching position at a prestigious school like St. Andrews International School Bangkok, I jumped at the opportunity.
I enjoy travelling, scuba diving, going to the gym, reading and of course drama!. I thoroughly enjoy keeping fit and regularly run and go to the gym. I also like attending fitness classes such as yoga and high intensity interval training. While living in Bangkok, I intend to join the GAA and play Gaelic football, the national sport of Ireland. I also hope to join a netball team. Four years ago, during my second trip to Thailand, I completed my open water PADI course. Since then, every time I travel to Asia during the holidays, I look forward to diving. I am delighted that now I am living in Thailand, I will be able to dive more often and do my advanced course.
There is a great community spirit and a friendly welcoming environment around the school. Children are really enthusiastic, mannerly and eager to learn which makes teaching here lots of fun!
"They say that I am funny, kind and helpful!"