Our Staff

JEAN SMITH

Jean attended AMI Montessori College, Sion Hill Blackrock and achieved an AMI primary Montessori Diploma. Having worked as a Montessori teacher in the US she returned to Dublin and founded Lighthouse Montessori School in 2004. Since then she has worked both in the classroom and managing the school. Jean enjoys teaching and practicing yoga & somatics and walking in nature.

JADE GLEESON

Jade attained her Montessori diploma and childcare management qualification from Liberties College dublin. Jade did her teaching practice with us in 2011 and has been one of our Montessori teachers since then. Jade brings her love of animals and nature to the children through arts and crafts activities and circle time. In her spare time Jade like spending time with her family and listening to music.

ANA FIDALGO

Ana has an Early Childhood Education Degree from Oviedo’s University (Asturias). She has been working in childcare since 2020 and joined Lighthouse team in September 2022. Ana has a great personality, is fun and outgoing and the children love her big heart. In her free time Ana enjoys spending time with friends, swimming, listening to music and hiking.

DAIANA SOUZA

Daiana has a Higher Diploma in Early Years Montessori Education from St. Nicholas Montessori, Ireland, and a Higher Degree in Literature, English, and Portuguese Teaching from Uniban, Brazil. Since 2020, she has worked in the field of early childhood education, specialising in Montessori and special needs. Daiana likes to travel, do yoga, meditate, take long walks in the outdoors, and practise Reiki.

ANTONELLA MAGLIANO

Antonella Magliano holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Teaching from Maynooth University, along with a Level 6 Diploma in Montessori Teaching. Over the past six years, Antonella has contributed her expertise to various Montessori schools, culminating in her recent role as a school manager at Lighthouse, where she joined the team in 2023. Antonella is passionate about engaging children in the decision-making process and fostering an inclusive environment where every child can reach their full potential. In her spare time, she enjoys listening to music, socializing with friends, and exploring new destinations through travel.

TANIA MAGRO

Tania has a Primary Teaching Degree. She also holds a masters degree in Montessori Education. With over 5 years experience in Early Years Education Tania joined the Lighthouse team in September 2023. She loves any activity related to nature or animals. In her spare time Tania enjoys skateboarding and camping with friends.