Katie began to work in the Early Years’ Sector in 2014 after completing her BA Honours in ECEC. She
developed a strong interest in the Montessori Method of Education and began studying the Higher
Diploma in Arts in Early Years Montessori Education at St. Nicholas Montessori College. On
completion of the course, she became a Montessori teacher and was promoted to Staff Supervisor
within her work setting. During this time she completed a certificate course in children’s yoga,
combining two passions: teaching and health promotion through fitness.
In 2016 Katie advanced to take on the role of Service Manager and Montessori Teacher within a different setting, where she was responsible for all operations within the Montessori pre-school. She completed the Leadership for Inclusion programme during this time. In 2017 Katie began to study for an MA in Child, Youth and Family Studies, and also qualified in various fitness programmes including High Intensity Interval training. Katie graduated with an MA in Child, Youth and Family Studies in November 2019 and continued to work directly with children in the early years sector until March 2020. Katie began working at St. Nicholas as the Programme Manager of the Teachers’ Association and College Lecturer, prior to her present role as Year Head and Team Leader.