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 spending time with her family, practicing yoga and walking.

CLAIRE REID

Claire attained a primary Montessori Diploma from St. Nicholas College, Killester. Having worked in Montessori education for 3 years Claire joined the Lighthouse team as lead Montessori Directress for our early years class in 2006. Claire has been a manager at the school since 2013. As well as her enthusiasm, she brings her artistic talents to the classroom and is loved by the children and staff for her warmth and sense of fun. Claire enjoys cooking and swimming.

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.

DEMI WALSH

Demi Walsh has a diploma in Montessori education from Liberties College. She completed her teaching practice with us in 2013 and has been part of the Lighthouse team since. Demi loves doing science experiments and art projects with the children. She has a great connection with the children and they love playing with her in the garden. Demi enjoys spending time with family and friends and taking her dogs for walks.

BREE McWILLIAM

Bree has a degree in Early Childhood Education. She began working at a Montessori school in 2013 and fell in love with the Montessori method. She subsequently pursued her Montessori training through AMI in Portland, Oregan from 2016-2017. Bree combined her love of travel and working with children when she moved to Ireland to join the team at Lighthouse.

CARY LATOUR

Cary has a Montessori diploma in Early Childcare and Education with Montessori from The College of Progressive Education. Cary completed her teaching practice at Lighthouse in 2018 and has been working as a Montessori teacher with us since. Cary loves arts and crafts and brings her enthusiasm for painting and sculpting to the classroom. Cary enjoys painting and travelling.