Principal - Niall Quinn
Niall holds a Bachelor of Education Degree and a Master’s Degree in Additional Support Needs. His Master’s research focused on the impact of a literacy intervention on children in upper primary classes. Niall began his teaching career in Finglas, Dublin, in 2003 and was principal of Holy Family NS, Dún Laoghaire, from 2017 - 2019.
“I consider myself a highly inclusive individual and teacher and encourage those around me to share my commitment to inclusive practices,” said Niall. “I am extremely excited by the challenge of leading a new school in Westport and look forward to building strong relationships with the children, families and wider community.”
Niall relocated from Dublin with his wife Fiona and 2 children.
Support Teacher - Kirsten O'Dwyer
Kirsten is very excited to have joined the Westport Educate Together team. She has a Masters in Primary Education and has been teaching in primary schools in Dublin and Mayo for the last five years. She also has a Masters Degree in Sustainable Development and has been working in environmental and outdoor education for over ten years. She loves all things outdoors (especially getting in the sea and rock climbing), as well as music, yoga and being with family and friends.
Special Education Teacher - Genevieve McGing
Genevieve has 22 years teaching experience. She received a PGCE (Post Grad Certificate in Primary Education) from the University of Gloucestershire in 2001. She enjoys art, music, yoga and spending time with her family.
Secretary - Grace Burke
Grace was delighted to join Westport Educate Together when it opened in August 2019. Grace has many years of office and administration experience, with a degree in education. She managed the early years department of a third level college for a number of years. She loves spending time with her family, going to the beach and walking.