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Susan Cleary

Susan 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.

Aoife CannonAoife Cannon
— Manager

Aoife Cannon is from County Dublin. She holds an Honours degree in Early Years Education and also an Advanced Diploma in Montessori Education and Management. She worked as a Montessori teacher in a Dublin school for six years and also worked in a school in Australia. In her spare time she enjoys reading, walks and cooking.


Rachael MurphyRachael Murphy
— Assistant Manager

Rachael Murphy is a native of Foxrock, Co. Dublin. She holds an honours degree in Early Childhood Education from Portobello Institute. She is also our Inclusion coordinator having completed the Leadership for inclusion course in early years. In her spare time she enjoys cycling, gardening and spending time with her family and friends.


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.


Grace O’ RourkeGrace O’ Rourke

Grace O’ Rourke is a native of Bray Co. Wicklow. She holds a diploma in Montessori Education and a Degree in Early Childhood Studies. Grace has worked as a Montessori teacher and Special needs assistant in schools in Dublin. In her spare time she enjoys photography and cooking.


Aida García BartoloméAida García Bartolomé

Aida García Bartolomé is from Murcia in Spain. She holds Qualifications in Early Childhood Teaching and Education from the University of Mucia and Politechnical University of Madrid. Aida has worked in Early Years in both Spain and Ireland. Aida plays Guitar, Piano and Cello . In her spare time she enjoys hiking and reading.


Caoimhe McHughCaoimhe McHugh

Caoimhe McHugh is from Roundwood, Co. Wicklow. She holds an Honors Degree in Early Childhood Education & Care from the Institute of Technology, Carlow. Caoimhe has worked as a Montessori Teacher since 2017 in a school in Dublin.She is trained in Diversity and Inclusion and Child Protection. She enjoys hiking in the hills of wicklow and going to the gym.


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Rebecca O’ConnorRebecca O’Connor
After-School Manager

Rebecca O’Connor is from Kilmacanogue, Co. Wicklow. She holds an Honors Degree in Early Childhood Education & Care from the Institute of Technology, Carlow. Rebecca has spent the past 5 years working in a Montessori & Creche in Dublin, with training in Diversity, Equality and Inclusion. She loves animals ,going to the Gym and did Irish dancing for 15 years.


Sandra KealySandra Kealy
Assistant Manager

Sandra Kealy is a native of Blackrock, Co. Dublin. She holds associate and licentiate diplomas In Speech and Drama from the Royal Irish Academy of Music. Sandra has taught in schools across Dublin for over 30years. Sandra has been Chairperson of the Parents Association in Hollypark and on the Parents Association Committees in Blackrock College. She also led two charity trips to Kenya to build schools for underprivileged children. In her spare time she enjoys running, reading and gardening.


Caoimhe McHughMolly Agnew

Molly Agnew is from Blackrock, County Dublin. She holds a degree in Early Childhood Education and qualifications in Nutrition and Personal Training. She has worked as an Afterschool co-ordinator in Dublin for the past 6 years. In her spare time she enjoys reading, travelling and keeping fit.


Abby Hudson MaguireAbby Hudson Maguire

Abby Hudson-Maguire is from Glasthule, Co.Dublin. She has vast experience in Drama and performing Arts, with a keen interest in children and youth activities. She has travelled to Zambia to undertake Volunteer work constructing homes for low income families. Abby enjoys beauty, reading and keeping fit in her spare time.


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