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Susan ClearySusan Cleary
— Founder

Susan Cleary attended AMI college Sion Hill Blackrock and achieved a Diploma in Montessori Education. She founded the school with her husband Harvey in January 1994 and has worked in the classroom for all those years bringing both her love of the Montessori method and materials and her experience as a mother of three young children to work each day. She is a former member of the Irish Montessori Education Board, the Parents Teacher Association of Guardian Angels National School, is a member of the Board of Management in Blackrock Collegeand has lectured in The College of Progressive Education.

Rachael MurphyRachael Murphy

Rachael Murphy is a native of Foxrock, Co. Dublin. She has a Degree in Montessori education and has taught in Dublin since 2010. Rachael enjoys keeping fit, baking and cooking.


Aoife CannonAoife Cannon

Aoife Cannon is from County Dublin and received her Advanced Diploma in Montessori Education and Management from the Liberties College Dublin. She worked as a Montessori teacher in a Dublin school for six years and also worked in Australia. In her spare time she enjoys reading, the gym and cooking.


Fiona FaganFiona Fagan

Fiona Fagan is a native of Lucan Co. Dublin. She received a degree in English Literature and Sociology from Maynooth University. She also attained Diplomas in Early Childhood Education and Montessori Education from Dorset College and the College of Progressive Education. She has worked in a Naíonra and Montessori school in Dublin for 8 years. Fiona is a fluent Irish speaker and teaches bilingually. Her hobbies include jewellery making and the cinema.


Rachel JarrettRachel Jarrett

Rachel is a native of County Wicklow and has an Honours Degree in Montessori Education from Saint Nicholas Montessori College. She has taught in schools in Wicklow and in Vancouver, Canada. Rachel is a World Champion black belt in Tae Kwon Do and enjoys baking, art and keeping fit, she has also volunteered working with a Wicklow Special Needs tag rugby team.


Elena Rodríguez PicaporteElena Rodríguez Picaporte

Elena Rodríguez Picaporte is a native of Toledo, Spain and holds an Honours Degree in Early Childhood and Physical Education. She has taught in schools in Spain and Kerry, Ireland, and enjoyed time working in Children’s English camps in Spain. In her spare time Elena enjoys doing Karate, sports, photography and drawing.


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