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Our Staff

Our Staff

Our school currently has 4 mainstream teachers, 1 Special Class for Autism Teacher, 2 full-time Special Education Teachers (or SET's), 1 part-time SET, 3 full-time Special Needs Assistants and 1 full-time school secretary.  Our staff is committed, professional and aims to provide a happy and inclusive school environment for every pupil.

Mr. Diarmuid Carroll
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Principal / SET
Mr. Carroll joined the staff in February 2012. He had taught in Co. Laois for almost 6 years and was delighted to be given the opportunity of becoming principal of Ballyagran N.S.
Mrs. Sinéad Curtin
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Deputy Principal / 3rd & 4th Class Teacher
Mrs Curtin was appointed as Deputy Principal in September 2017. She began teaching in Ballyagran in 2009. She has taught infants since 2012 and now teaches 3rd & 4th class.
Mrs. Patricia Barry
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Special Duties / SET
Mrs. Barry married locally and moved to the village in 1986. She began teaching in Ballyagran N.S. in January 1994 following the retirement of Mrs. Biddy Vaughan. She moved into the SET position in 2009.
Mrs. Michelle Watkins
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5th & 6th Class Teacher
Mrs. Watkins made her move to teach in her local school in September 2010 following in her mother's footsteps. She teaches 5th & 6th class.
Ms. Sabrina Hayes
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Infants
Ms. Hayes joined the staff in September 2014 following the retirement of Mrs. Bridget O'Brien. She took up the role of Infant class teacher in September 2017.
Mr. Cormac Walsh
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Seomra Bhríd teacher
Mr. Walsh became our Special Class teacher when it opened in September 2015. It has proven to be a tremendous success and adds hugely to our school.
Mrs. Jordana O'Donnell
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1st & 2nd Class Teacher
Mrs. O'Donnell began life in Ballyagran N.S. as a pupil and has now returned to teach here. Bringing great experience, she will teach 1st & 2nd class.
Mr. Brian McCarthy
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Part time SET
Mr. McCarthy is shared between Banogue and Ballyagran and offers great experience in special education. He visits us everyday and hasn't taken long to become an integral member of our team.
Ms. Caroline Guiney
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Class Teacher
Ms. Guiney will replace Mrs. Curtin while she is on maternity leave. She will teach 3rd & 4th class and we are delighted to have her on our team.
Mrs. Nuala Lynch
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Special Needs Assistant
Nuala has seen it all. She attended school here, had her children attend here and for the last 15 (almost 16) years has worked here as Special Needs Assistant. She is a quiet, caring, and unassuming member of staff that is always willing to help out.
Mrs. Paula Enright
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Special Needs Assistant
Paula joined our staff in September 2015 with the opening of Seomra Bhríd. Paula brings great experience from her time working in different schools but now has returned as SNA in her local school.
Ms. Gillian O'Regan
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Special Needs Assistant
Gillian began working as SNA with us in September 2016. She has worked for many years as SNA in Limerick and Cork.
Mrs. Cora Moran
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Secretary
Cora joined the Ballyagran N.S. team in 2000. She has been an integral part of the team since then and knows what there is to know about the workings of our fine school.