SMART Education was established 15 years ago by Mary O'Dowd B.Ed. who has over 30 yrs teaching experience and 25 years experience teaching children with special educational needs. Mary has a Certificate in Psychology and Counselling and has attended many training courses in Special Educational Needs in the UK and America. For 10 years Mary trained Special Needs Assistants, Montessori teachers and childcare professionals in the area of Special Needs.
Mary is now an education consultant, working with parents and children, helping them achieve and stay happy in school. She carries out all the assessments and formulates IEPs as well as support teaching. Mary is a mother to three adult children and a grandmother.