Miss Rea has worked at Settlebeck for 7 years where she has taught Drama, English, Religious Studies and Citizenship. She is currently a Year 8 form tutor and as Head of Drama, is responsible for directing and producing the school productions. She studied at Trinity College Dublin where she graduated with a BA Hons in English and Drama, and she later completed her teacher training at the University of Cumbria.
After university, Miss Rea worked as a professional actor in both theatre and film and continues to perform whenever opportunities present themselves. She has been involved with various theatre-in-education companies and has travelled extensively around the U.K performing and facilitating workshops for both primary and secondary school students. Miss Rea has also taught English as a foreign language in a wide range of schools in Dublin.
In her spare time, she enjoys travelling and has ventured to many corners of the globe, including Asia, Australia, the U.S.A and more recently, camel trekking in Morocco. She believes ‘travelling is food for the soul!’ In the past she has also been involved in various bands, both as a samba drummer and a vocalist.
All students study Drama in years 7 and 8 and can then choose GCSE Drama in years 9 and 10. In addition, there are frequent opportunities for theatre trips and the school regularly puts on dramatic and musical performances, which the Drama students tend to take the lead in.