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Seamus Mulconry – General Secretary

Seamus Mulconry is a graduate of St. Patrick’s College Drumcondra and Trinity College and is an experienced executive having worked in management roles in a variety of industry in both the private and not for profit sector, as well as serving on the boards of a number of not for profit organisations. He served on the Steering Committee for the Government project – Community Application of Information Technology which funded IT projects amongst late adopters of technology and was an expert Advisor to the Information Society Commission. He formally represented the CPSMA on the Teaching Council.

Sinéad Brett – Assistant General Secretary

Sinéad has worked with CPSMA for ten years and holds the position of Assistant General Secretary, CPSMA.  Sinéad is a qualified solicitor and a qualified primary teacher.  She is a member of the Law Society of Ireland and the Law Society of Great Britain and Wales. Sinéad is also an affiliated member of ICSA (The Chartered Governance Institute) and is an accredited mediator. Sinéad represents the Association in its participation in and communication and negotiation with external organisations, such as the Department of Education, NCSE, Teaching Council and Unions representing staff employed in schools.  Sinéad represents primary management at various national fora.

Noreen Lawlor –Development and Training Executive

Noreen is a former principal of a large sub-urban primary school. Noreen has worked in CPSMA since 2012, initially on secondment, working as Education Executive and currently in her role as Development and Training Executive. Noreen is a graduate of Mary Immaculate College of Education, holds a Post Graduate Diploma in School Development Planning (N.U.I.G.) and a Masters in Mediation and Conflict Intervention (N.U.I.M.).

Lorna Dunne – Office Manager

Lorna has been with CPSMA for 10 years. She has worked in the education sector for  over 15 years and looks after the day to day running of the organisation, communications and accounts. Lorna is currently studying towards a further qualification in Digital Marketing and Communications  having just completed a diploma in same.

Susan Carpenter  – Education Executive

Susan Carpenter is a teaching principal of a three-teacher school in Co. Carlow. She is currently on secondment, working as an Education Advisor with CPSMA. Her Masters in Education study focused on the impact of teacher supply on teaching principals. Susan has also undertaken a Certificate in Data Protection as well as completing an advanced Diploma in Law and Education from Kings Inns.

John Condon- Education Executive

John Condon has joined the CPSMA team as an Educational Executive. John comes with vast experience of the special educational sector having worked previously as an administrative principal of a special school. John has a special interest in ADR ( Alternative Dispute Resolution) having qualified as an Arbitrator from UCD. John has been involved in the mentoring of newly appointed principal with the Centre for School Leadership (CSL). John is a registered mediator and has experience in delivering training programmes to teachers in Restorative Practice and in the area of Special Education. John has undertaken postgraduate studies in School and Leadership and Development (NUI Galway), School Management (TCD) and Creative Leadership (UCD ​Innovation Academy).

Deirdre Keane  –Education Executive

Deirdre practised as a solicitor for many years before training and working as a primary school teacher. She has experience in the areas of employment, contract and commercial law and in all aspects of litigation. Deirdre has been with us in CPSMA for a number of years now as an Education Executive.

 

Fergal Kelly  –Education Executive

Fergal Kelly is currently on secondment to CPSMA from the position of administrative principal in a primary school in Co Meath. He currently works as CPSMA executive and is part of NCSE/DES advisory groups and DEIS advisory committees. Fergal has recently been appointed by the Minister of Education to the NCCA Council. He is an independent assessor for the Diocese of Meath for the appointment of teachers and principals.

Miriam Mc Cabe – Education Executive

Miriam is a teaching principal in a primary school in North County Meath. She graduated with a Masters in Education from Maynooth University in 2016 and has recently completed an advanced Diploma in Law and Education from Kings Inns. Miriam is currently on secondment to CPSMA where she works as an Educational Advisor and she also works as a tutor to students in Hibernia College. Miriam represents CPSMA on the NCCA Board for Early Childhood and Primary.

Ciara Murphy  – Senior Office Administrator

Ciara is the Senior Office Administrator at CPSMA. She has worked in the administrative field for over 15 years, bringing with her many years of experience developed across a variety of sectors. Along with co-ordinating and managing the day to day running of the office, Ciara is responsible for system administration, including membership queries and communications and is involved in the co-ordination of the annual CPSMA AGM.

 

Paul O’Donnell – Education Executive

Paul O’Donnell is an administrative principal in a primary school in Co. Meath. He is currently on secondment to CPSMA as an Education Advisor. Paul facilitates SESE courses for primary school teachers and has designed and delivered leadership pathway seminars for the IPPN National Conference. He has recently published a book of lesson plans with Meath County Council, titled “Wild Teaching Cross-curricular Lessons Outdoors for Agoraphobic Teachers”.

 

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