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Mairéad Nig Uaid

Scoil na Fuiseoige

Subject: Gaelscolaíocht.

Age: 39.

Your place of birth: Machaire Fíolta.

Where You Live: Ceathrú Aodha Dhuibh.

First Job: Bunscoil Chomcille, Doire.

What it taught me: D’fhoghlaim mé an tábhacht a bhaineann lena bheith ag breathnú ar agus ag foghlaim ó chleachtas agus ó thaithí dhaoine eile.

Family/status: Pósta.

Best advice anyone ever gave you: Is fearr lúbadh ná briseadh.

Best advice you could give someone thinking of a teaching career: Glac gach deis forbartha agus foghlama a thig leat.

Chaith mé dhá bhliain ag múineadh i mBunscoil Cholmcille, Doire i ndiaidh dom teastas TICO a bhaint amach i 1996. Ansin, theagasc mé ar feadh dhá bhliain i nGaelscoil na bhFál, sular ghlac mé post i Scoil na Fuiseoige, áit a bhfuil mé ó shin. Is i Rang 2 a bhím ag teagasc faoi láthair. Ceapadh i mo leasphríomhoide deich mbliana ó shin.

Mairéad, who hails from Magherafelt, is a Year 2 teacher at Scoil na Fuiseoige Gaelscoil in Twinbrook — which recently opened its new building. She taught at Bunscoil Cholmcille in Derry for two years before taking up a position at Gaelscoil na bhFál in Belfast. For the past ten years, she has been Vice-Principal at Scoil na Fuiseoige.