Andy was born in Scotland, raised in England, studied her BA(Hons) in Primary Education in Wales and has Irish as her last name.
She has 19 years of teaching experience; teaching 4-11 year olds within the UK, Thailand, USA and Cayman. Andy has extensive experience at leading Literacy and Teaching & Learning within schools, ensuring that speaking and listening, reading and writing opportunities are exciting and engaging, leading to accelerated pupil progress. She arrived on island ten years ago and has taught at Red Bay Primary, Saint Ignatius and CIS. Andy is also a fully qualified Yoga instructor; additionally certified in teaching childrens yoga and mindfulness.
Andy considers teaching to be an absolute privilege and is dedicated to instilling a love for ‘learning for life’ and providing an empowering learning environment where children are excited, curious, challenged, confident, creative, caring and happy learners.
She and her lovely husband, Fran, are massive Island Montessori fans! Her daughters started in 2014 and 2015 and she is so happy to be working with them at the best school on the island.