Deidre has provided me over many years with great support and advice as an educational leader. Since meeting her at international recruitment fairs, I have gone to her many times for advice both in recruiting teachers and in my own search for opportunities. She has such a wide range of knowledge, contacts and experiences in international education that her advice is always honest, meaningful and insightful. Personally she has helped me and other through some very challenging situations with a common sense approach that cuts to the chase, and helps you to understand what is important in supporting student learning.