Staff Biographies

Teachers

Muinteoír Ide- Principal

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Muinteoír Aoife – Deputy Principal

Aoife Slacke 2014-15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Muinteoír Heidi – Special Duties #3, Visual Arts & Drama

Heidi Hill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Muinteoír Gary – Special Duties #5, SESE (History,Geog, Science), Green Flag, Health & Safety

Gary Jones

 

Hi!

My name is Gary Jones.

I first came to St. Ultans in 2006 when I worked as a Temporary Language Support teacher.  I really enjoyed being a part of such an exciting new school, so after I went away to finish my training as a teacher in Coláiste Mhuire, Marino I was delighted to return to St. Ultans in 2008 to take up a full-time position and have been here ever since!

 

So far, I’ve taught 1st Class, two Communion Classes and our first Confirmation Class in 2013. One of my highlights so far has undoubtedly been receiving a visit to my class from the then President of Ireland, Mary McAleese when she visited to officially open St. Ultans in 2011.

 

This year, I work in Reading Recovery.  It’s an exciting programme that allows me to help children in Senior Infants and First Class who have found it difficult to pick up the skills needed for reading.  I also teach Maths to groups of children from 1st and 6th Classes.

 

I am also a member of the In-School Management Team.  My role includes responsibility for coordinating the whole school approach to History, Geography and Science.  I also run our Green Flag programme, School Gardening, Health & Safety and am co-coordinator of our Comenius Programme with Múinteoir Emma!

 

Muinteoír Emer 

Emer Campbell 2014-15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Muinteoír Judy – Special Duties #6, Music

Judy MacNamara

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Muinteoír Miriam –  Assistant Principal,  SENCo (Special Needs), Canteen/Healthy Eating

Miriam Conway

My name is Miriam Conway. I’ve been in Saint Ultans since 2008. I’m on the Fourth Class team this year and I am lucky enough to get to work with both fourth classes. I am also a member of the Senior Management Team. I am the Special Educational Needs Coordinator in the school. I work closely with other members of the support team in Saint Ultans and our colleagues in The Orchard. I also work with Paul McLoughlin in our canteen, where all the children are provided with a hot lunch daily. I have a great interest in positive behaviour, the Incredible Years Programme and Restorative Practice. I love to see all the children using their friendship skills and good problem solving.

 

Muinteoír Aisling

Aisling O' Connor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Muinteoír Robert

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Muinteoír Jamie

Learning Support Teacher for Senior Infants

 

 

Muinteoír Sarah

 Sarah Bollard

 

 

Hi, I’m Muinteoir Sarah (Heard). I’m the resource and learning support teacher for first class. I’ve been teaching in St. Ultan’s since 2009.

 

 

 

 

Muinteoír Lisa

Lisa Edgely

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Muinteoír Daragh

Daragh has worked as a permanent school teacher in St. Ultan’s since 2009. During this time he has taught classes at mainstream senior level and has experience in learning support/resource/EAL teaching roles. He is a graduate of Marino Institute of Education and also holds a M.Sc. In Technology and Learning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Muinteoír Emma

Emma Heverin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Muinteoír Deirdre- IT and PR (In-House Special Duties Post equivalent)

Dee Duignan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Muinteoír Claire

 Claire Nugent 2014-15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Muinteoír Catherine

Catherine Farrell 2014-15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Muinteoír Sarah

Sarah Berry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Muinteoír Aoife

Aoife Gately

My name is Aoife Gately. I joined the teaching team in 2012. I am working in The Orchard this year. I teach the Senior Class there. Saint Ultans has an amazing music programme led by Múinteoir Judy. I work with Judy as the piano accompanist for the Vocal Harmony Group after school, which is part of COPAC (Cherry Orchard Performing Arts Club). I am responsible for the Double Bass Section of the COCO (Cherry Orchard Community Orchestra) orchestra. This year the double basses are getting ready for their first exams.

 

 

Muinteoír Maria- Development Coordinator – The Orchard  (In-House Special Duties Post equivalent)  

Maria McGarrell 2014-15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Muinteoír Eileen -HSCL Coordinator

Eileen

Hi, I am Muniteoir Eileen. I have been working in Saint Ultans since 2013. I have taught 3rd and 4th class, but now I am the HSCL (Home School Community Liaison) Coordinator. My office is beside the parents room, opposite the halla. Call in for a chat anytime.

This year I am working with the parents and guardians of the children in Saint Ultans. I organise fun courses for the parents. We have Maths for Fun running in Muinteoir Emma’s Senior Infants classroom from September. I hold a coffee morning every Wednesday for the parents of Saint Ultans too.

This year I am organising incentives to improve attendance – be the highest attending class to win!

 

Muinteoír Brian

Brian Fox

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Muinteoír Aidan

Aidan Duignan

Múinteoir Aidan has worked in Saint Ultan’s since 2012.

He is from Dublin and has previous experience of teaching in

London and other parts of Dublin. He has worked in mainstream and learning support in the junior and senior stream.

Aidan has a huge interest in all sports and has coached and managed the boys and girls

football teams while also supporting other teams. He has a great interest in positive behaviour, the Incredible Years Programme and Restorative Practice.

He loves to see all the children using their friendship  and good problem solving skills. Aidan believes that hard work helps to drive success and has a huge passion in the study of Mathematics.

He has graduated from Waterford Institute of Technology and Brunel University.

 

 

Muinteoír Niamh

Niamh O' Sullivan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Muinteoír Mark

Mark Hamilton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Muinteoír Anne

My name is Anne Daly. I began working in St. UItan’s in September 2014 and was delighted to join the Special Education Needs team.   I work with children from Junior Infants upwards, for whom English is an Additional Language.  We work in small groups, using games, puppets, songs, activities and story as we enrich our oral language. I have also been working with Múinteoir Emer running Phonological Awareness groups with Junior Infants and Talk Boost groups with Senior Infants, which have been hugely beneficial to the children taking part.

 

Muinteoír Katie

I’m 2nd class teacher. I Enjoy sport and art. Getting ready for 1st class. I am really proud to be part of the St. Ultan’s team.

Muinteoír Jennifer

Jennifer Holland

Hello, I’m Múinteoir Jennifer. I teach second class at the moment and we are very excited about the upcoming celebration of First Communion. I love working in St. Ultan’s – there is a great community spirit in the building and people are always willing to help each other.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Needs Assistants

Linda

Linda 2014-15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kay

Kay 2014-15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paula

Paula 2014-15

Hi I’m Paula. I have been working in St. Ultan’s since 2006.I have worked with lots of different classes and lots of different teachers but this year I am working in room 9 with Muinteoir Niamh  and 2nd Class. We are really busy working hard learning our tricky words, doing reports and getting ready for 3rd class. I am really proud to be part of the St. Ultan’s team.

 

 

 

 

Stacey

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Margaret

Margaret 2014-15

My name is Margaret and I started in St. Ultan’s in 2007 as an SNA .This year I am with the 4th class team with Muinteoir Sean Carolan were I support children in the class. At small break I teach some of the 5th class girls how to knit we do small items such as dolls and bags. At big break I have a draughts club with the boys and girls which they love doing. On Tuesday I help 3 teachers with coco where we do art, music, homework as well as learning the recorder with wind section of the orchestra.

 

 

 

Ger

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Sandra

 Sandra

My name is Sandra. I started in Saint Ultans in 2010. I’m on the Rang 5 team this year which I am really enjoying.  I work mainly in Múinteoir John’s class this year. I help out at Homework Club every Thursday. I also enjoy helping out with the chess club after school. I feel very lucky to work in such a fantastic school with amazing staff and wonderful children.

 

 

 

Sinéad

Sinéad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alison

 Alison 2014-15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kerry

 Kerry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sheila

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Charlotte

Charlotte

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paul

 Paul

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Norma

 Norma 2014-15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anne

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Heather

Heather

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Natalie

 Natalie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rebecca

 Rebecca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amanda

Amanda

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alison