Ms Amanda Quinn has been appointed to the post of Deputy Principal of Mulroy College in Milford.
Donegal ETB has confirmed Ms Quinn joins the senior leadership team at the school where the student population now exceeds 600, as well as 80 staff. She takes up her position at the end of the month.
Originally from Kilmacrennan, she attended Kilmacrennan National School and Loreto Milford.
Prior to taking up her new role, Ms Quinn worked as a French and Irish teacher in Pobalscoil Chloich Cheannfhaola, Falcarragh.
There, she was part of the middle management team of the school, leading teaching and learning as well as supporting students and parents in her Year Head role.
She had an active role in National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) initiatives and was a languages advisor with Junior Cycle for Teachers (JCT). She attended the National University of Ireland, Galway and the University College Dublin and holds a Master’s Degree in Learning and Teaching from Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT), now the Atlantic Technological University (ATU).
Ms Quinn joins the existing management team of Principal Fiona Temple and the other Deputy Principal, Séan McFadden.
Speaking about her appointment, Ms Quinn said she is really looking forward to working with and supporting the students, staff, community and Board of Management of Mulroy College.
“I am delighted to be joining a progressive staff and management team, building on excellent education, caring for the individual needs of students in an inclusive, restorative and respectful way and preparing them for the world of opportunities after post-primary school,” she said.
“Mulroy College is well known for its pastoral care approaches and its strong student support. It is a very caring school. I am fully aware of the great student support in place and I can see, first hand, how the community of the school supports everyone through whatever challenges they face. I look forward to being part of this team moving forward and continuing the great work being done by everyone in the school each and every day.”
In congratulating Ms Quinn on her appointment, Donegal ETB’s Director of Schools, Dr Martin Gormley, stated; “I extend a very warm welcome to Amanda as she joins the school senior leadership and management team of Mulroy College. Amanda brings a wealth of experience to the post, following a previous role in an advisory capacity to senior leadership and management in schools as a member of the Junior Cycle for Teachers (JCT) team. I congratulate Amanda on her appointment and wish her every success in her new role.’’
Mulroy College is one of fifteen of the county’s twenty-seven post-primary schools under the management of Donegal ETB, the largest education and training provider in the county.
In the previous academic year 2021-2022, over 5,600 students attended Donegal ETB post-primary schools.