Ken King

Project Leader, Crosscare Community College

Great broad based course, Fantastic staff and Excellent Prospects

My name is Ken King and I graduated with an M.A. in Child, Family and Community Studies from DIT in 2014. For me as an older student returning to study after 27 years, I had the understandable initial sense of feeling like an outsider. I was also quite unsure about my ability to manage due to the length of time away from study. However, these concerns were very quickly quashed by the friendly inclusive nature of the course programme, tutors and fellow students. I did the one year full time and, although it was busy, the programme content and interactions with tutors and students gave me a good grounding in the core areas of Child, Family and Community Studies. This led to a very fulfilling experience and is still of immense value to me today both professionally and personally.

My early career bought me to teaching with a B.A/M.A and H. Dip in Education from University College Galway. I worked in schools at home and abroad for 22 years before taking on the role of Principal in Notre Dame Junior School in Dundrum, Dublin in 2008. I always had an interest in the social aspect of my teaching, as evidenced by my involvement in the Children Helping Children Project which I founded in 1995.  

The MACFC is a fantastic broad based programme that has been very beneficial to my current work as founder and Project Manager of Crosscare’s Community College. The MACFC has made me more aware of the issues facing families in Ireland.   I am using the training and experience I gathered to be more effective in supporting and empowering college participants in my college.  Thanks to all at DIT Grangegorman.

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