Get To Know The Bee Smart Montessori Staff
We love the friendly, fun and educational environment of the Bee Smart classroom. All staff are fully qualified and continually update qualifications such as first aid, Children First policies and all other Health Service Executive (HSE) recommended courses that enhance what the teachers bring to the classroom. We believe that a child’s first experience of a learning environment lays an important foundation for a happy child.
Meet the Teachers
Vanessa Sharpe is a mother of four children. Originally from Arizona, U.S.A., she moved to Ireland to marry her husband of 14 years. Vanessa received her teaching diploma from Portobello with a distinction in Montessori teaching. After more than 10 years experience of teaching children, she opened Bee Smart Montessori in 2006. Vanessa volunteers as a youth worker for teens from 12 – 18 years old in her local community.
Fiona Treacy is from Castleknock in Dublin. She trained in the AMI (Association Montessori International College) in Milltown. Fiona completed the higher diploma in Montessori and Special Needs Education. She has been working with children for over 7 years and she volunteers every year for the Sunshine House project working with children from disadvantaged areas. Fiona worked in Uganda for a year teaching children with special needs.
Jennifer is a native of Blanchardstown. She graduated from The National University of Ireland Maynooth (NUI) with a degree in Sociology and Geography. Jennifer received a diploma in Special Needs Teacher Training and later graduated from the AMI (Association Montessori International College) with a Diploma in Montessori Teaching. Jennifer lived in Australia and taught Kindergarten for 1 ½ years. She has 8 years experience working as a Special Needs Coordinator for summer camps. She is a qualified life guard and swimming instructor. Jennifer volunteers as a family support worker to give respite to families with special needs children.