I am a teaching deputy principal, working and living in Co. Donegal with my husband and our four children. I am currently teaching a multigrade classroom of 2nd, 3rd and 4th classes. I qualified with a Bachelor of Education from St. Patrick’s College in 2002, a Postgraduate Diploma in Education from St. Patrick’s College in 2004 and a Master of Science from Dublin City University in 2007.
I have always had a love for oral language and I’m the author of Language for Living: Tip of the Tongue, an oral language and vocabulary development resource for primary schools. I have facilitated oral language and vocabulary development courses since its publication in 2016 in various County Education Centres in Ireland and spoken at the Birmingham Education Show and the International Teaching and Learning Conference in Birmingham.
I have been working in recent years on developing Nibbler’s Adventures, a resource for Aistear that integrates language and maths in a wonderful ‘learning through play’ environment.
I am passionate about teaching, the progress of my pupils and the resources I have created for other teachers and their classrooms.