Wednesday 17 July 2019

Rowe stepping down from Educate Together

A man who helped transform the education sector in Fingal at a time of rapid growth in the county where the demand for school places rocketed and the need for new schools was urgent, is stepping down from Educate Together.

Paul Rowe is to step down as Chief Executive Officer of the organisation in early 2020.

Paul will continue to support the Educate Together National Office in an advisory capacity in the coming years.

Paul has been involved with the Educate Together movement for 30 years, as a parent, activist, board member and national representative.

He has been CEO for 17 years.

Paul started his work for Educate Together as a volunteer in 1988 when his eldest son started in the North Dublin National School Project NS.

He was elected Secretary of Educate Together in 1996 and became Chairperson of its first Board of Directors upon its establishment as a limited company in 1998.

Paul oversaw the establishment of the full time National Office in 2002 at which time he was appointed the organisation's first Chief Executive.

As CEO he has played a transformative role in the development of the equality-based school movement, turning Educate Together into a major and mainstream innovative presence in Irish and Fingal education.

Fingal Independent