I have 25 years experience teaching in Primary School. I have taught many year groups, but have settled down with First Grade (P3) for the last 8 years. I adore teaching this age group! I have also taught English as a Foreign Language to Primary School age students in Germany.
Love the use of manipulatives and games to progress skills. Motivated to address all learning styles in my lessons and to develop the thinking capabilities of my students in order that they apply taught skills to problem-solving challenges.
My University education lasted 4 years and I graduated as a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Education. I am currently studying for my Masters Degree and have recently qualified with a Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing. As I am the Special Needs Coordinator at our school, this extra qualification will allow me to administer additional, more detailed testing to assist our Educational Psychologist.
B.Sc with Honours in Education Dip.Tefl (Teaching English as a Foreign Language). Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing. Variety of coaching qualifications in Outdoor Education and Youth Work.
I am a happily married 40 something from the Emerald Isle, with lots of rescued fur babies! I have 3 step sons and 5 grandchildren. I was an outdoor education instructor for many years. Kayaking and mountaineering were my passions until my ageing, creaky bones protested! I now lead a much more sedate life, but still seek new challenges and adventures!