Siobhan Fitzgerald

Siobhan Fitzgerald

Galway, IE

Primary School Principal and mother of 4 beautiful children

A mother, sister, daughter, wife, I am also  Principal of a Primary School in East Galway and have been teaching for 27 years. I am lucky to be the mother of 4 lovely and lively children.   I am currently studying for a PhD on the topic: the place of Public Speaking in the Primary School curriculum.

Having spent 7 years teaching abroad: in Japan, Saudi Arabia, France and Switzerland I believe profoundly, based on research and experience that 'Public Speaking for children' is an idea that can benefit children not just in Ireland, but throughout the world. As a member of Toastmasters International for the last 11 years, I know the benefits first hand of following a structured Communication and Leadership Programme and also of being a member of a positive, supportive and active learning community that enables men and women to improve their communication, presentation and leadership skills.

I am the Irish national ‘EU Direct’ Soapbox champion 2014 and 2016.

I searched for a Structured Oral Language and Presentation Programme for young children and unable to find a suitable one, I designed and created the LET’s Stand Programme.