Lara holds a Master’s Degree in Modern Languages and Literatures (English, German, Italian), a Master’s Degree in Translation and Interpretation and a Master’s Degree in Applied Linguistics. She has worked as a Language and Literature teacher for the last eight years and cooperated with several international schools in Singapore, China and Indonesia.
In Singapore, Lara also taught at the Italian Supplementary School and the Italian Cultural Institute, as well as in a corporate environment. She was responsible for the Home Language Programs in several international schools, for the Italian language.
Having lived and taught in an international environment, Lara is particularly interested in language acquisition and multilingualism in the context of Third Culture Kids education. She wrote a thesis on language and cultural acquisition for TCK. She has substantial experience in the DP program having taught literature and language (Language A and Language B) both at Standard and High Level.
Lara has been involved in the IB as a Language A examiner and, when needed, she was in charge of preparing the exam material.
In her spare time Lara enjoys yoga and outdoor activities such as walking, gardening and cross-country skiing; she has a passion for writing and botanical illustrations in watercolour.
She is delighted to be a part of the NAIS Dublin team.