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.

ANALíA HUWA

Analía obtained her Montessori Primary Education diploma in Las Palmas, Spain and has worked as a Montessori Teacher since 2013. Having studied piano at the Music Conservatory of Buenos Aires, Argentina Analia brings her love of music to the children through songs at circle time. Analia enjoys baking and has recently taken up running.

AOIFE KEANE

Aoife has a degree in Early Childhood Education from Technological University Dublin. Having worked in the Early Years sector for two years she joined the Lighthouse team in 2020. Aoife brings her sense of fun into the classroom through music and drama. In her spare time Aoife enjoys spending time with her friends and listening to music.

ROSALICIA LUNA IBARRA

Rosalicia has a masters degree in education from Mexico and a higher diploma in arts in early years Montessori education from St. Nicholas College Dublin. With 12 years experience working in education and childcare Rosy joined the Lighthouse team in 2020. Rosy loves creating arts and crafts with the children. In her free time she enjoys baking and watching movies with her friends.