As a teacher with almost thirty years’ experience across the secondary, tertiary and primary sectors, I have witnessed many initiatives, trials and some quite radical innovations, indeed I have been directly involved in the pilot programmes of some major undertakings that take place in schools across the country today. Throughout this evolving system, my passion for education has remained firm; our goal is to create an atmosphere to nurture young people to become well-rounded, culturally aware, tolerant, resilient youngsters with a passion for learning and how to learn.
As a parent and grandparent, I truly want all children to learn from an early age that home is where the heart is, that a good friend can be found in every corner of the world and in every colour, and that education doesn’t only come from school.
We want our children to understand that they are living history; to learn that to survive means to adapt, that the door that closes up one chapter of their life opens up new and exciting adventures.
I am one of those very fortunate individuals who thoroughly enjoyed my school days; loved university life and extended periods spent abroad putting my modern language studies into practice; and had a fantastic experience at teacher training college. I couldn’t wait to get back into the classroom and my life has been truly enriched by the lives of many young people who have crossed my path. It is an honour, a privilege and a humbling experience to have such a fundamental role in the shaping and changing of tomorrow’s history…of enabling the youngsters of today to reach for the stars.