Joanne is a graduate of The University of Limerick, where she studied Leadership for Inclusion. Following eight years as a Special Education Primary Teacher and twelve years managing & teaching in the Early Education Department of a designated disadvantaged primary school, Joanne's current role as an Inclusion Coordinator facilitates the educational needs of children of all ages through Irish government initiatives such as The Access & Inclusion Model, ensuring that children reach their full potential while on their learning journey. While working with the community, Joanne gained an insight into Inclusive Practice, as well as obtaining a BA (hons) in Business Management, a BA (hons) in Early Education and a Postgraduate in Further Education Teaching & Learning. Joanne commenced delivering the QQI level 5 Special Needs Assisting programme here in 2021 and her favourite element is ensuring that learning is a positive experience for everyone.
My name is Laura O’Hara, I am a qualified Physiotherapist & Pilates Instructor, gaining my mat work level 1 & 2 qualification with APPI (The Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute) 4 years ago. Together with teaching Pilates, I work as a Physiotherapist in an acute Hospital and am a busy Mum of 3 children. I began practicing Pilates a number of years ago to help increase core strength after the birth of my first child. I fell in love with Pilates after seeing the improvements in my overall strength, flexibility and mental health, and wanted to teach it to others. My aim is to empower my client’s to be able to embrace Pilates at any fitness level.
My name is Derval Lawless and I am the Irish Sign Language course tutor. I provide Irish Sign Language to many schools and organisations. The course is set up to help you communicate with Deaf and Hard of hearing people in Ireland. Over the 10 weeks I will cover the following topics - The Alphabet, Greetings, Family, Numbers, Clothes, Hobbies, Food & Drink. At the end of this 10-week course, you will be able to have a basic conversation with the deaf and hard of hearing in your community. I have been involved with the Deaf community since 2010. I love providing Irish Sign Language Classes and my clients range from 6 months of age to over 70 years of age.
QQI Level 5 - Business Administration Skills and QQI Level 6 - Business Management.
The course tutor is Henry Sheehan. Henry is a highly experienced tutor and is currently employed as a Director in a Law firm with responsibility for several support services. He has a wealth of industry experience in Financial Services, Retail, Private Health Care, Public Sector, Telecommunications, Software and the Legal sector and has worked as an associate lecturer and trainer with a number of colleges and professional bodies for the past twenty years. Henry holds a BBS in Procurement and Supply Chain, is a graduate of Mechanical Engineering and holds a certificate in Training and Development (HETAC Level 6). Has a Level 7 from NQAI in Health and Safety and holds a Level 9 in Education and Training. He is passionate about his subject matter and is most approachable and uses a wide range of techniques to enhance learner interest.
Home Cooking & Baking
My name is Daniel Bradley and I am a trained Chef/Pastry Chef specialising in baking and pastry. I’ve been working in the industry in various sectors and roles for over 10 years and I’ve been a tutor in the Home Cooking and Baking course here in Palmerstown Community School for the past 5 years.