About us

GodsilEducation was founded in August 2013 by Arthur and Emma Godsil with a combined experience of over 40 years in education. Our mission is to assist students, parents and schools to focus on their strengths as a core philosophy directing them on the road to continuous educational improvement.

Arthur Godsil, MA M.Ed

Godsil Education, No 44 Lower Leeson St, Dublin 2


Arthur Godsil holds an MA degree from Trinity College, Dublin and an M.Ed from The College of New Jersey. He has been involved in international education as a teacher and administrator for 36 years. For 23 of those years Arthur was Headmaster of St Andrew’s College, Dublin, a 1250-student school serving the local and international community offering the International Baccalaureate, Leaving Certificate and US High School Diploma and AP programme among other curricula. The school gained accreditation from the Council of International Schools (CIS) and from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). St Andrew’s is also is a member of the European Council of International Schools (ECIS).

For 20 years Arthur served on the Joint Managerial Body (JMB), the organisation which provides a range of advice and support services, in addition to negotiating on behalf of school management in the network of 400 Voluntary Secondary Schools in Ireland.

He has been President of the Irish School Heads Association (ISA) and a member of that organization for 23 years. He is also a member of the Academy for International School Heads (AISH). 

He holds a Masters in Educational Administration and Management (M.Ed) from The College of New Jersey. Arthur has taught in Cottage Grove, Minneapolis, and in Ireland at secondary level. In 2001 he received the ECIS Award for the Promotion of International Education.



A frequent media commentator, keynote presenter and consultant on international and domestic educational matters, Arthur is committed to a strengths-based educational philosophy.

Emma Godsil, BA Hons. MSc Psych

Godsil Education, No 44 Lower Leeson St, Dublin 2


Emma, a TCD graduate with additional qualifications in psychology, Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) and quality management, has over 10 years’ experience working with individuals, schools and other stakeholders in a range of educational settings. With a special interest in mental health, Emma most recently spent five years at Autism Victoria in Melbourne, Australia, working as Accreditation Manager of the statewide quality framework aimed to support individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

During this time, Emma was responsible for the development of an interactive, USB-based educational resource entitled ‘Nurturing Children with Autism’ and also held the post of Chairperson of the Victorian Autism Conference 2012. Emma spent time as a counsellor working within Lifeline – a leading crisis support and suicide prevention organisation.

In Ireland, Emma has taught Spanish and Special Education at secondary level and has experience teaching adults as a qualified Cambridge CELTA teacher and within other community-engaged projects. Led by her philosophy that a person’s educational trajectory should be defined by their unique strengths and interests, Emma aims to continue her work in this field with GodsilEducation.

About us September 10, 2013
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