I graduated from University College Cork in 2014 with a 2:1 Bachelor of Science Degree in Speech and Language Therapy. Following my graduation I moved to London and obtained a position working as Speech and Language Therapist for the National Health Service (NHS). I worked in a number of primary and secondary schools across West London during my 5 years with the NHS.
I have developed a passion for supporting students with special educational needs and I am experienced in working with a range of needs including but not limited to, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Hearing Impairment and Learning Disability. I have worked collaboratively with school teams and families, training them to understand students’ communication profiles and implement effective strategies and interventions.
Having gained valuable experience from working in London, my partner and I decided to embark on our dream to work abroad as we are enthusiastic about the opportunity to work with educators and therapists who bring a range of practices and styles.
I am a dedicated professional and I enjoy helping young people reach their potential. Outside of work I enjoy widening my mind by reading, listening to podcasts and watching documentaries. I also like to relax and exercise by running and practicing pilates. As well as this travel is a passion of mine as I love the new perspective I gain from visiting new and varied places.
I am enthusiastic to be working at St Andrews, as inclusion is such a priority in this school. The educators and therapists at St Andrews have gone to great lengths to ensure that every child is included and supported in a way that works for them. This inclusive community is exactly the type of environment I want to work in as it is where all students thrive.
"As I strive to deliver unique support to each student and ensure to incorporate their interests, the students I have worked with have found our time together helpful and fun. "