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Meet the Team

At Portobello Institute we share a common commitment to quality, a structured approach to learning and a focus on industry links as well as care for the individual learners.

Our academic team along with programme managers and teaching staff are the heart of the college who inspire and support our students on a daily basis and throughout their educational journey with us.  To ensure full relevant support for every learner we have a programme manager in place for every department. All with significant experience within their sector we are delighted to show just some of our dedicated team. 

Iryna Fox

Early Years Degree Programme Manager

After moving to Ireland and having her own family Iryna developed a strong interest in Early Childhood Education and Care. She qualified as a Montessori teacher and worked in Irish preschools. 

With the need to juggle family and work life makes her more understanding of students with similar commitments and any possible concerns towards completing a degree programme. 

Iryna worked as a tutor at Portobello before commencing her PM role. Now working in this role allows Iryna to combine her higher education background with a real passion for advancement of Early Childhood Care and Education. 

Real job satisfaction is seeing unique learner profiles across students successfully completing the early years degree programmes. A large porportion of learners are mature people who commit themselves to work and study wishing to advance their career or indeed embark on a career change. 

students know what they want and they are prepared to work hard and make sacrifices in order to achieve their goals. I feel inspired by people like this and I am prepared to do my best to support them in their learning journey. I also believe that blended learning will be the most sought for mode of education in the future.

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