I have worked in a variety of educational roles in Europe and the US, with a particular focus on art and outdoor education at primary school and preschool level.


Forest School Leader, Level 3
Irish Forest School Association, Earth Force Education Ireland, 2018

Early Childhood Care and Education, Level 6
Portobello Institute, Dublin, Ireland, 2018

Qualified Teacher: Post-Graduate Diploma in Art & Design Education
National College of Art and Design, Ireland, 2008
Awarded Student of the Year for highest grade achieved

Masters Degree in Fine Art
University of the Arts, London, UK, 2004
Fine art printmaking, honours

Bachelors Degree in Fine Art
Galway Institute of Technology, Ireland, 2003
Awarded Printmaking Student of the Year

Diploma in Graphic Design and Web Design
City and Guilds, Ireland, 2000

Professional Development

The Reggio Approach to Education
Loris Malaguzzi Centre, Reggio Emilia, Italy, 2012

The Role of the Arts in the Primary Years Program
International Baccalaureate Organisation, Berlin 2011

Making the Primary Years Program Happen
International Baccalaureate Organisation, Zurich 2010

Love and Logic, Practical Solutions for the Classroom for Educators and Counselors
International Baccalaureate Organisation, Zurich 2009

Teaching Experience

Preschool Teacher, Rathgar Junior School, Dublin, 2019

Children aged 2-5 years - Aistear inspired Montessori

Forest School Leader, Dublin 7 Educate Together, 2018

Children aged 7-8 years - www.d7educatetogether.com


Substitute Kindergarten Teacher, Dublin Steiner School, 2018

Children aged 3 -5 years - www.dublinsteiner.com

Artist and teacher in Residence, Airfield, Dublin, 2017

Children aged 5 - 12years -  www.airfield.ie


Art Teacher, The Ark, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland, 2014 - 2017

Children aged 3 - 12 years - www.ark.ie


Art Teacher, Katherine Michiels Reggio School, San Francisco, 2013 -2014

Students aged 4 - 12 years - www.kmsofsf.org


Art Teacher / Support teacher, Zurich International School, Switzerland, 2009-2013

Students aged 3 - 12 years - www.zis.ch


Art Teacher, Pine Forest Art Centre, Dublin, Ireland , 2008 - 2009

Students aged 5 - 18 years - www.pineforestartcentre.com


Art Teacher and Art Camp Leader, Airfield, Dublin, Ireland, 2009

Students aged 5 - 18 years- www.airfield.ie


Teacher Training Leader, CPD in National College of Art and Design, Dublin, 2008

Continuing professional Development for Irish Art Teachers - www.ncad.ie


Art Teacher (Teacher Training), The High School, Dublin, Ireland, Oct ‘07 – May ‘08

Students aged 12 - 19 years - www.highschooldublin.com


English Support Teacher, De La Salle Primary School, Dublin 2006 – 2007

Students aged 5 - 10 years


Assistant Lecturer in Fine Art (Print), Limerick Institute of Technology, 2005 - 2006

Third level education, 1st year students - www.lit.ie


Printmaking Technician, Sligo Institute of Technology, Sept ‘04 - July ‘05

Third level education, Art Department Print room - www.itsligo.ie


Work Experience cont.

Gallery Assistant, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Ireland, 2005 - 2006


Printmaking Technician, Sligo Institute of Technology, Ireland, 2004 - 2005


Gallery Technician, Mall Galleries, Federation of British Artists, London, 2003 - 2004


Gallery Assistant, Dundarave Print Co-op and Gallery, Vancouver, Canada, 2001



Solo Exhibitions


Ties, The Galway Arts Centre, Domnick Street, Galway, Ireland

Pith, Clotworthy Arts Centre, Antrim, Northern Ireland


The Big Round, Westport Custom House Studios, Mayo, Ireland


Corplár, Ballina Arts Centre, Mayo, Ireland

Extract, Ard Bia, Galway, Ireland


Peripheral Consciousness, The Fisheries Tower, Galway, Ireland


Group Exhibitions


Milestones, OPW St. Stephens Green, Dublin, Ireland

Earth Explorers, The Ark, Temple Bar, Dublin


Conflict, Galway Arts Festival, The White Room, Galway, Ireland

Within and Without, The Original Print Gallery, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland


Impressions '06, Galway Arts Centre, Galway, Ireland (Awarded Bank of Ireland Purchase)

Arrivals, Solander Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand