Dearbhla McAuliffe is a native Dubliner. She completed her Leaving Certificate in Mount Anville Secondary School and went on to study International Commerce and Spanish in University College Dublin.
During her years working in business, Dearbhla developed a love of teaching while providing language classes to children from disadvantaged areas. With the arrival of her first daughter, she decided to retrain as a Montessori teacher.
Dearbhla is passionate about providing children with the opportunity to develop language skills from a young age. She is able to do this in her role in NAIS Dublin where she teaches Primary Spanish, works with the Early Years children and gives reading support to some of the upper Primary students.