Teresa qualified from St. Nicolas Montessori with advanced diploma’s in Montessori; 0 - 6 years, 6 – 9 years, and 9 – 12 years: B.A. Montessori Ed.
She worked in a Montessori school for two years before opening Ballinteer Montessori School in 1992. She has also tutored in St. Nicholas at the second level evening course in Montessori studies.
Her other qualifications include a Diploma in Developmental Psychology, a Certificate in Dyslexia, from theory to practice, from The Dyslexic Association of Ireland, a Certificate in co-ordination training and massage for dyslexia, NUI Certificate in Training and Continuing Education.
Teresa has extensive experience in the Montessori philosophy both on a practical and theoretical level. She has been teaching children since 1990 and has also been involved in teacher training in both Childcare and Montessori courses. She tutored FAS Early Childhood Care and Education for the School of Practical Childcare for two years, and was the Montessori tutor for FETAC Level 7 Montessori Teaching Diploma in the College of Progressive Education. Teresa wrote a home study course Art and Craft for Childcare (FETAC) and also briefly worked as a part time tutor for the Montessori Diploma course in Liberty college.
She qualified as a Yoga instructor in 2002 and gives a weekly yoga class to the children in Ballinteer Montessori School.