Staff 2017/2018

Our staff

Sinead_Ahern
Sinead Ahern is our Principal Teacher. She has been teaching in our school since the first day it opened in 2007. Previous to this, she taught in Newbridge Educate Together N.S. She is originally from County Kildare.

 

 

 

gemma_phelanGemma Phelan is our Deputy Principal. She has been teaching in our school since 2012. She taught in Waterford before her move to Portlaoise Educate Together. She is originally from Kilkenny.

 

 

 

 

 

  0-1-93x150Hazel Byrne has been our School Secretary since 2014. Hazel worked as a Legal Executive/Secretary previous to joining our school.

 

 

 

 

Eamon Lennon is our School Caretaker.

 

Junior Infant Teachers

aoife_cleary

Aoife Cleary has been teaching in our school since 2014. She worked as a Special Needs Assistant and a teacher for a number of years previous to this. She is originally from Laois.

 

 

 

 

Sinead_RyanSinead Ryan has been teaching in our school since 2012. She taught in Laois and the United Arab Emirates. She is originally from Laois.

 

 

 

 

Senior Infants teachers

Ann_MurphyAnn Murphy has been teaching in our school since 2015. She taught in a primary school in Carlow previous to coming here. She is originally from County Carlow.

 

 

 

 

Rozz_Lewis

Rozz Lewis has been teaching in our school since 2013. She has been teaching since 2000 at primary level in schools in Dublin, Carlow, Wales and Spain. She is originally from County Mayo.

 

 

 

 

1st Class teachers

claire_romito

Claire Romito has been teaching in our school since 2012. Previous to her teaching qualification, she managed a Wholefoods Bakery in Cork. She is originally from County Cork.

                     

orla_sullivan

  Orla O’ Sullivan has been teaching in our school since 2012. She taught in schools in Kildare and London previous to this. She is originally from County Laois.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2nd Class teachers

darach_kennedyDarach Kennedy has been teaching in our school since 2011. He taught in Scoil Bhride in Kildare previous to this. He is originally from County Louth.

 

 

 

 

Joanna_CulletonJoanna Culleton has been teaching in our school since 2012.  She worked in a number of roles in Germany and Dublin previous to settling in Laois. She originally from Offally.

 

 

 

 

3rd Class teachers

Padraig_Bourke

Padraig Bourke has been teaching in our school since 2014. He taught in various settings in Tipperary and Kilkenny previous to this. He is originally from Toomevara, Tipperary.

 

 

 

 

Grace_Clendennen

Grace Clendennen has been teaching in our school since 2014.

 

 

 

 

4th Class teachers
siobhan_fitzpatrickSiobhan Fitzpatrick has been teaching in our school since 2016. She taught in Newbridge Educate Together N.S. previous to coming here. She is originally from County Laois.

 

 

 

 

Hazel_ODwyer

Hazel O’ Dwyer has been teaching in our school since 2013. She is originally from County Tipperary

 

 

 

 

5th Class teachers

christopher_lawless

Christopher Lawless has been teaching in our school since 2016. He taught in a primary school in County Cavan previous to this. He is originally from County Monaghan.

 

 

 

 

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Tim Stapleton has been teaching in our school since 2012. He is the Assistant Principal. He is originally from County Tipperary.

 

 

 

6th Class teachers
Michael_Ryan

Michael Ryan has been teaching in our school since 2014. Previous to this he taught in Carlow Educate Together N.S. He is originally from Tipperary

 

 

 

 

Special Educational Needs Team

dawn_Carter

Dawn Carter has been teaching in our school since 2013. Her background is in Early Childhood Education. She is originally from County Laois.

 

 

 

 

 

Samantha Ryan has been teaching in our school since 2013. She taught in Carlow Educate Together N.S previous to this. She is originally from Co. Limerick.

 

Kay_McCall

Kay McCall has been teaching in our school since 2012. Previous to this she taught in schools in Rome and Scotland. She is originally from Tipperary.

 

 

 

 

aisling_fitzpatrick

Aisling Fitzpatrick has been teaching in our school since 2015. She has taught in various schools in different countries including Australia and America. She is originally from Kilkenny.

 

 

 

 

maureen_cleary

Maureen Cleary has been teaching in our school since 2013. She is originally from County Carlow.

 

 

 

 

bernice_gannon

Bernice Gannon has been teaching in our school since 2014. Previous to this she worked as a Social Care Worker. She is originally from Stradbally, Co. Laois.

 

 

 

 

Sheena_ConnollySheena Connolly has been teaching in our school since 2014. She taught in various schools in Kilkenny, Carlow and Laois previous to this position. She is originally from Kilkenny.

 

 

 

 

brid_cocoman
Brid Cocomann has been teaching in our school since 2016. She studied in NUIG and Hibernia College previous to this position. She is originally from County Offaly.

 

 

 

Norah_Ruth
Norah Ruth has been teaching in our school since 2016.

 

 

 

 

Katie_Browne

Katie Browne has been teaching in our school since 2016.

 

 

 

 

Marie Mulligan has been teaching in our school since 2014.

Elaine O’ Rourke has been teaching in our school since 2014.

Special Needs Assistants

Alex_Cathcart

Alex Cathcart has been working as a Special Needs Assistant in our school since 2011. Previous to this he worked as a Trade Mark Attorney. Alex was a student in the first Educate Together primary school, and his parents were part of the original set up group of the Valley School Project. He is originally from Dublin.

 

 

 

Jolene_Culleton

Jolene Culleton has worked as a Special Needs Assistant in our school since 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

Collette_Moore

Collette Moore has been working as a Special Needs Assistant in our school since 2013. She holds an honours degree in Early Childhood Studies. She is originally from Stradbally, Co. Laois.

 

 

 

 

 

 

                 

Sharon_Preston

  Sharon Preston works as a Special Needs Assistant in our school.

 

 

 

 

 

sinead_byrne

Sinead Byrne works as a Special Needs Assistant in our school.

 

 

 

 

olive_hyland

Olive Hyland works as a Special Needs Assistant in our school.

 

 

 

 

Elke Christofzik works as a Special Needs Assistant in our school.

Mairead Bergin works as a Special Needs Assistant in our school.