EDUCATION

Personal Introduction

‘To Empower and Change the life of One Child, within every human being’.

                               I began my teaching career in the 1970s and up to 2021, I have been elected, appointed and contracted to numerous positions nationally and internationally as Principal teacher, external consultant and expert advisor, seconded university fellow and lecturer, director of studies and inspector, transformation and disruptive technologies’ lead innovator. Since 1999, I am CEO of several companies globally and an advisory board member and expert reviewer for numerous international organisations and bodies. Since 2019 I am an authorized, global mandate for His Royal Highness Sheikh Mohamed Salim Al Sabah of Kuwait. I was honoured in 202, to be appointed as Honorary Consul for Côte d'Ivoire, West Africa to Ireland. In 2020 also, I was also appointed Global Sports and Tourism Ambassador for Visit Nepal 2020 by HE. Minister Yogesh Bhatarrai, Nepal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    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 2022. TBA

** MBA. ENEB Business School and Universidad Isabel I. Barcelona S.L. TBA 2021

** MBC. Master in Business and Corporate Communication . Escuela de Negocios Europea de Barcelona S.L. TBA 2021
**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  & other (Abridged)

  • 2020-2022: National Contact Point lead in EUN, SCIENTIX4, STEM Programmes.

  • 2018-2022: National, lead co-ordinator for the Department of Education & Skills Irl. DEIS, summer literacy and wellbeing camps in primary schools (Disadvantaged, Band 1 areas).

  • 2014-2021: National advisor, validator, assessor and consultant for the Digital Schools of Distinction (Irl/EU-DSoD/DSoE) Awards and ERASMUS + (Irl & EU). DWEC.

  • 2019-2021: Lead Facilitator for Creative and Digital Clusters/ Schools of Excellence, Ireland under government initiatives to transform STEAM Education.

  • 2000-2021: Keynote and invited, guest speaker at national and international, education, technology, diversity, biodiversity, creativity and business transformation/disruption conferences.

  • 1985-2021: Co-ordinator of and advisor to Pan-European and International projects in emerging technologies, disruption, empowerment, Digital and Green, diversity, innovation, transformation, assessment, education, leadership, management, linguistics, inclusion, minority languages, multi/inter-culturalism, tribal education and curriculum design.

  • 1996-2021: Inspector, consultant, advisor, lecturer and designer of Special Education, ICT programmes and CPD - continuing professional development courses for teachers, business and education professionals. PISA. SSE. TIMSS. STEM/STEAM/STREAMS ERASMUS+.

  • 2002-2020: Executive vice-president of Human/Non-Human languages and Technology with SITE, American Association of Computers in Education, USA.

  • 2009-2014: Principal teacher in Ladyswell National School, Dublin, Ireland.

  • 2014: Professional facilitator for the National Induction Programme for Newly Appointed, Primary School Teachers (NQTs), Ireland.

  • 2001-2013: Director and inspector of All-Gaelic methodologies, post-graduate programmes of blended, e-learning, professional development. Hibernia College, Ireland.

  • 2010-2013: Assistant director and inspector of STEM/STEAM based programmes (Ped Op2) for post-graduate, primary teachers’, Professional Diploma in Teaching (PDT), Ireland.

  • 2004-2013:  International consultant on the Co-Dan/Virt Dan linguistics and technology projects with the International Universities in Denmark.

  • 2013: Keynote Speaker at Higher Education Authority's National Debate on Accessibility to 3rd Level Education and at the ERASMUS+ Conference.

  • 2006-2012: Appointed to the EU Expert Boards of CRELL & The Future Forum of Learning To Learn (L2L) in the 21 Century.

  • 2002-2009: Cultural and technology advisor to ‘Euroschools’ to promote European vision and EU Dimension in communities.

  • 2000-2009: Appointed as National researcher in technology usage and teacher/student roles in language classrooms in Ireland, Europe and specific schools in the USA.

  • 2006: Appointed by the Dir. General EU Commission to undertake the National administration of the SAFT questionnaire on Internet behaviour and safety in Ireland and Europe.

  • 1998–2001: Seconded as Research Fellow in Trinity College, Dublin to design Master programmes in ICT, Knowledge Management and Minority languages. Seconded to MIC. University of Limerick. Master Programmes in M.Ed and Undergraduate B.Ed. programmes.

  • 1985–2009: Principal teacher in Gaelscoil Ó Doghair, National School, Ireland.

  • 1980–1985: Primary school teacher in Waterford and Limerick - educationally disadvantaged schools (DEIS, Band 1).

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