Mary has long experience in education, and first qualified with a B.Ed in 1983. Since then, Mary has worked as a fulltime teacher with the Department of Education and Skills in Ireland, gaining over 33 years of experience. In addition, she has an M.Ed in Educational Management from the University of Limerick, and lectures on teacher training courses in the University of Birmingham and on the teacher training course in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick.
John has a background in Social and Community Studies, and is a CELTA qualified teacher. He has worked extensively with local sports clubs in training and managing underage teams, and he brings his knowledge and skills of working with teenagers to the fore when the students arrive each July.
Aine is Mary’s sister. Her background is in psychology and human resources, as well as in management and administration of adult training courses. As a psychologist and trainer, with years of experience in different aspects of education, Aine makes a valuable contribution to the O’Grady School team in her role as Course Manager.
Niamh is Mary’s sister. She is a full time teacher with the Department of Education and Skills in Ireland. Niamh’s background is in education, particularly in the area of special education and language development. She also has qualifications in the area of tourism and recreation, and she brings this diverse experience to her role as Course Manager on the O’Grady School team.