Advanced Skills Teacher
"I am originally from Ireland where I gained a BA in Art & Design Education, with a specialism in Fine Art Painting. I worked as a Secondary School Art Teacher for a number of years before returning to education to receive an MA in Art Psychotherapy. I moved to Dubai in 2017 and have since been working at GEMS Founders School as a Primary and Secondary Art & Design Teacher. I had the privilege of being the Head of the Art Department for 3 years, growing the Art & Design subject throughout the school to now have well established and successful GCSE and A Level courses, whilst also ensuring our learners are immersed in a positive, creative environment within their art lessons and beyond.
I now embark on a new journey as Advanced Skills Teacher. In this role I aim to create, and support others in creating an environment where learners at GEMS Founders School have the opportunity to self-explore, self-discover and self-develop. I strive to facilitate in the creation of experiences that encourage learners in building confidence and self-awareness, whilst also ensuring learners are constantly receiving the appropriate support and challenge they need to build the necessary skills they require to successfully and independently embark on all aspects of their future lives; academic, creative, professional, personal, social and emotional."