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, Aistear & Siolta and all other Tusla recommended courses that enhance what the teachers bring to the classroom. We believe that a child’s first experience of a learning environment is an important foundation for a happy child.
Vanessa Sharpe (Owner, Teacher) – Full Time
Vanessa Sharpe is a mother of four children. Originally from Arizona, U.S.A., she moved to Ireland to marry her husband of 23 years. Vanessa has a MA in Early Education (Hetac 9), a BA (Hons) Degree in Early Childhood Studies (Hetac 8), a Montessori Teaching Diploma (Fetac 6), a Diploma in in Child Care Supervision (Fetac 6) and a special purpose award in Leadership for Inclusion (Fetac 6). After more than 10 years’ experience of teaching children, she opened Bee Smart Montessori in 2006. Vanessa is a senior lecturer at Portobello Institute on the Early Childhood Education degree program.. Vanessa is currently studying for a Doctorate in Early Childhood Education with the University of Sheffield.
Lauren Jordan (Teacher/Assistant Manager) – Full Time
Lauren Jordan is from Mayo and currently lives in Kildare. She completed a BA (Hons) Degree in Early Childhood Care and Education (Hetac 8) in 2015 from the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown. In 2018, Lauren completed a special purpose award in Leadership for Inclusion (Fetac 6) from the University of Limerick. Lauren has been working with children since 2008.
Hannah Kitchen (Montessori Teacher) – Full Time
Hannah is from Dublin. She completed a Diploma in Montessori Teaching from the Liberties College in Dublin in 2015. In addition, Hannah has an AMS (American Montessori Society) Associate in Early Childhood Credential and an Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education (Fetac 6). Hannah is currently studying for a BA in Business from the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown. Hannah has been working with children since 2010.