Dr. Daithí Ó Murchú
I began my teaching career in the late 1970s and to-date, I have been appointed to various positions as classroom teacher, seconded university fellow, lecturer and director of studies, expert advisor and consultant, principal and head teacher, inspector and chairperson of the Board of Management of schools. In 2014, I retired from 'formal' teaching and undertook Advanced Diplomas in TEFL & IELTS, with IARC, UK. Thereafter, I successfully completed Diplomas in Psychology & Advanced Psychology and I am registered and certified as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist & Mindfulness Based CBT+MCBT, Child and Adolescent Counsellor, Life-Coach, Sports Nutritionist and Master
Herbalist - Phytotherapy, with the SHTC, IAHT, IANLPC and The College Guild of Graduates, United Kingdom.
Educational attainment -abridged
** B.Ed. Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick 1977-1980.
** Diploma in Special Education, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick 1987.
** Diploma in technology (ICT), Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick 1989.
** Post-Graduate Diploma in Curriculum Studies, 1994, TCD, Dublin.
** Post-Graduate Diploma in Management Studies, 1995, TCD, Dublin.
** M.St. Master of Studies in Curriculum innovation and Management 1996. Trinity College Dublin, TCD.
** PhD. Lacrosse University, UNCC, USA. 2004. Non-accredited.
** PhD. Aalborg University. Denmark.2006.
** EdD. Lincoln University 2019. TBA
**TEFL & IELTS, Advanced Levels. IARC -International Accreditation and Recognition Council, UK. 2015
**O A Dip. Psychology & Advanced Psychology. Online Academies, College Guild of Graduates Register. UK. 2015
**O A Dip. Master Herbalist. Online Academies, College Guild of Graduates Register. UK. 2015
**Dip. Sports Nutrition. Shaw Academy, CPD Certification Services. Register. Irl. 2015
**Dip. Mindfulness-Based CBT (MCBT), CoE, IAHT,IANLPC, UK. 2016
**O A Dip. Advanced. Mindfulness based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Online Academies. College Guild of Graduates Register. UK. 2016. Registration number: OA104553
**O A Dip. Counselling Children and Adolescents. Online Academies. College Guild of Graduates Register. UK. 2017. Registration number: OA104553
Professional experience at elementary, second level & university (Abridged)
**1980–1985: Appointed Primary school teacher in Waterford (Ballybeg) and Limerick city (Southill), educationally disadvantaged schools (DEIS).
**1985–2009: Principal teacher in Gaelscoil Ó Doghair, National School, Ireland.
**2009-2014: Principal teacher in Ladyswell National School, Dublin, Ireland.
**2001-2019: Keynote and invited guest speaker at national and international, sports, education, technology, inclusion and business conferences globally.
**1996-2019: Consultant, advisor, lecturer, inspector and designer of ICT/Innovation/diversity programmes and continued professional development courses for organisations and corporate bodies globally.
**2014: Professional facilitator for the National Induction Programme for Newly Appointed, Primary School Teachers (NQTs), Ireland.
**2014-2019: External assessor, inspector and validator for the Digital Schools of Distinction (DSoD) Award Ireland and Europe and National Debating Competitions (NDC) - Gaelic and English medium schools (Dept.of Education and Skills, Ire).
**2002-2019: Executive vice-president of Human/Non-Human languages and Technology with SITE, American Association of Computers in Education, USA.
**2009-2019: International review Boards and Advisory Boards, IGI Global (IJWLTT), [Mirandalink] Journal Pedagogika, IEEE TALE-NSW Australia, AUCEI,/USA. SITE/USA.
**2018 -2019: National coordinator for DEIS schools', Gaelic Language summer camps under Dept.of Education and Skills, Ire).
**1985-2019: Coordinator of and Advisor for Pan-European and international projects in STEAM, TIMSS, SSE, PISA, ICT, ERASMUS, technology in education, inclusion, mindful leadership, quality performance & change management, linguistics, multi/interculturalism, diversity, frameworks of Quality Indicators, curriculum design and innovation, Virtual, augmented, X-reality & Blockchain/Brain-Space.
**2019 - 2020: Schools Excellence Programme - Creative Clusters Initiative Facilitator under The Creative Ireland Programme, the DES. DWEC and Drumcondra Ed. Centre.Ireland.
**2019 - 2020: Global, expert Advisor & Consultant to PODAR Education India. The Podar Group of Schools India, operates with the prime purpose of building young minds to spearhead a dynamic future globally. Podar's stated vision is a commitment to operate and manage quality schools that provide quality education with a focus on development that is in sync with the needs of the individual child in an era of globalization.