Meet the Staff  
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Ciara Gleeson [Acting School Principal]


Ciara Gleeson completed her Bachelor of Education in St. Patrick’s College Drumcondra, where she graduated with an Honours Degree in 2007. In September 2020 she was appointed Acting School Principal. Previously she was the First and Second Class teacher in Rathregan NS. She taught in that position for 4 years before moving to Junior and Senior Infants for two years. Ciara then took a career break to pursue her musical interests, before moving to St. Michael’s BNS and Centre for Autism in Trim. There she taught children with autism for 4 years, an experience which she thoroughly enjoyed. Ciara returned to her full time teaching position in Rathregan NS in September 2019 where worked in Special Education.

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Elaine Dunne [Acting Deputy Principal]
Fifth and Sixth Class Teacher

Ms Dunne completed her teaching degree with Hibernia College in 2009. She joined the staff of Rathregan National School in September 2012, teaching 1st/ 2nd class and was appointed a Special Ed. teacher in September 2013. She took a career break in 2014, teaching in Dubai for 2 years, returning to Rathregan in September in 2016. She is currently the 5th/ 6th class teacher in Rathregan National School.

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Julie Kavanagh
Third and Fourth Class Teacher
Louise Staunton, Learning Support Teacher

Julie Kavanagh completed an Honours Degree in Early Childhood Education and graduated in 2009. She completed Post-Graduate Certificate in Education at the University of East London and graduated in 2012. She joined Rathregan National School in September 2015.

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Clodagh Byrne
First and Second Class Teacher
Trudie Conlon, Resource Teacher

Clodagh Byrne completed her Bachelor of Education in St. Patrick’s College Drumcondra and graduated with an Honours Degree in 2010. She worked in St. Patrick’s Junior National School, Corduff for 2 years before moving to Abu Dhabi in 2012, where she spent 7 years teaching in local government schools. Whilst in the United Arab Emirates, Clodagh was awarded her Masters in International and Intercultural Relations from Middlesex University Dubai in 2016. She returned home to Ireland in summer 2019 and joined Rathregan National School in September 2019. She is extremely excited about this new chapter and feels very welcome in Rathregan.

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Louise Carolan
Junior and Senior Infants Class Teacher

Louise Carolan completed a degree in Humanities and then went on in 2004 to gain her Post Graduate Diploma in Education from Marino Institute of Education. She worked in Carrickleck National School for three years. She also worked in Scoil Mhuire for four years where she trained in Reading Recovery. She took a permanent position in Rathregan NS in 2009 and has been here ever since, excepting a career break in 2014 to have her twin boys, and has taught every year grouping in that time, as well as learning support.

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Carol Dougan
School Secretary
Trudie Conlon, Resource Teacher

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