Tell me and I forget.
Teach me and I remember.
Involve me and I learn.
- Benjamin Franklin
Rachael Foley is a graduating Professional Masters in Education (PME) student at the beginning of her career in education. She has a Bachelor's (Hons) degree in Fine Art & Visual Culture, completed along with her Master's degree at The National College of Art and Design, Dublin.
Rachael's practice is in Sculpture and Expanded Practise, her work includes the mediums of sculpture, construction, casting, installation, and digital media including video and audio. Her range of experience in these multiple disciplines reflect her passion for art in many areas and was the driving force that led her to a path in teaching. If you wish to learn more about Rachael's Artistic practice,
Rachael's personal interests vary from hiking, archery, the gym, nail art, and health & beauty. She is a very dedicated individual who gives her all to any goal she sets herself, which can be seen not only in her teaching but in her sporting success.
Rachael picked up Olympic style Archery while still in school in 2012 having not been involved in sport before. Since then she has been National Champion at Cadet, Junior and Senior ladies level each year between 2012 and 2017. She has had numerous National Records, seven of which are still standing. Rachael has always been a mentor to those younger than her in the sport and was made Captain of the junior squad in her final two years as a Junior from 2014-2016. She has represented Ireland and her club internationally on 4 different occassions. She is passionate about young people's involvement in sport and is planning to become a qualified instructor in Archery. She also founded NCAD Archery Club, the first official sports club at The National College of Art and Design.
Rachael would like to continue to encourage and support young people to be involved in Art, Culture and Sport in her role as an Art teacher. If you want to see more on Rachael's teaching placements,