owner and teacher at Wädenswil, Hütten and Wollerau locations
I was born, raised and educated in the UK. I am a registered primary school teacher and my qualifications include an Honours Degree in Psychology, a Postgraduate Certificate of Education and a Master's Degree in Special Educational Needs. I have full CRB clearance to work with children and have accreditation from the Swiss Authorities (EDK) to teach all the primary curriculum subjects (excluding German) in Switzerland. Copies of all qualifications, documentation, and references are available if required.
I have taught for a total of seventeen years in a mainstream and special school in England, for the prestigious English Schools Foundation (ESF) group of International schools in Hong Kong and also at Lakeside Bilingual School in Horgen, Zürich.
On a personal level, I am the mother of two children who are now fluent and enthusiastic readers and writers! Since 2008 I have invested considerable time, energy and resources into establishing and teaching at Links to Literacy and it is something I am very passionate about. I am excited to be teaching children to read and write because that is where much of my expertise, experience, and enthusiasm lie. I believe that learning to read and write is truly magical!
teacher at Erlenmoos, Wollerau
Jacqueline Prendiville is an Irish-Canadian teacher who has been living in Switzerland since 2000. She obtained her degree in Sociology and Psychology at the University of British Columbia in 1994, and qualified as a Montessori teacher for ages 3-6 in Toronto, Canada in 1998.
Jacqueline worked in Singapore as an Early Years teacher, before qualifying to teach children aged 6-12 and in Special Education in Dublin, Ireland in 2001.
Jacqueline studied International Leadership and Management Program for International Schools at the University of Bath, England in 2010. She has worked with children in all age groups in a variety of educational settings as both a teacher, and also as a manager and a trainer.
Positions she has held include working as a Pedagogical Director at the International School of Neuchâtel – Montessori Method, as a Director at St. George’s School Switzerland,
as Vice Principal at D’Insle Montessori School in Zurich and as a Principal at Meadows Montessori in Winkel. Recently she worked as an Educational Consultant for the NGO (Non- Government Organisation) Aga Khan Foundation in East Africa and Tajikistan.
Jacqueline is delighted to join Links to Literacy team and to helping the children develop their literacy skills.
teacher at Wädenswil
I am a very experienced, highly motivated and passionate teacher. I love working with children and am excited to create fun, memorable, active learning experiences.
Born, raised and educated in the UK, I knew from a young age that I wanted to be a teacher. I completed a four year degree in Primary Teacher Education with Qualified Teacher Status at Warwick University in June 2003. I have experience of teaching all primary school age groups in England and Switzerland.
Positions I have held in the UK include Deputy Headteacher, Senior Teacher, Class Teacher, Trainee Teacher Mentor, Newly Qualified Teacher Mentor, Curriculum Coordinator for Music, Science, ICT, Assessment, Personalised Learning and Collective Worship. In Switzerland, I have worked as a Kindergarten and Grade 1 Class Teacher at the International School of Schaffhausen and Grade Level Leader and Class Teacher at Zürich International School. I am experienced in working with children with additional learning needs and designing learning programmes which are tailored to those specific needs.
I live in Wädenswil with my husband and two sons. I am delighted that this gives me the flexibility and opportunity to lead a variety of classes at different times throughout the day.