Education biography

Mairead is currently Assistant Principal at Collingwood English Language School and was Associate Head of Campus at St Joseph’s Flexible Learning Centre. Previously at The Huddle, she created innovative programs for bilingual youth including digital storytelling to build identity, language and belonging. She has extensive experience in TESOL with new arrivals and in mainstream schools and a Master of TESOL on educational policy and its effects on bilingual students. She was President of VicTESOL, the professional association for TESOL and multicultural education. Mairead has lectured in TESOL education at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education and has represented Victoria on the Australian Council of TESOL Associations.