Wednesday 17 January 2018

Returns from Isle of Man to take up post at Summerhill

Eoin Moriarty
Eoin Moriarty

A Sligo native who has spent the past 15 years teaching in the Isle of Man has been appointed as a second Deputy Principal for at Summerhill College.

Mr Eoin Moriarty will take up the post in September.

The position has been made possible by changes brought about in the 2017 Budget whereby schools with enrolment figures of over 700 students were granted a second Deputy Principal.

Originally from Sligo and a past pupil, Eoin has worked in Ballakermeen High School in the Isle of Man for the last fifteen years as a teacher of English and History as well as working as an Assistant Head teacher for the last four years.

He has a Bachelor of Arts (English and History) and Higher Diploma in Education from NUI Galway.

He has been involved in and led several areas of School Development Planning and has had a lead role in curriculum development and management.

Mr Moriarty said: "I am honoured to be appointed to the post of Deputy Principal at Summerhill College and delighted to be returning home after 15 years in the Isle of Man.

"I was working in a fully comprehensive school of over 1500 students and have gained a wide variety and range of experience.

"As a past pupil of Summerhill I am familiar with its history, tradition ethos and am keenly aware of the importance of the College to the young men of Sligo and how it positively shapes their future.

"I look forward to working with the senior management team, staff, students and parents to continue to provide excellence in education."

College Principal, Paul Keogh said: "I want to welcome Mr Moriarty as he joins the senior management team alongside Ms Maura Murphy and myself.

"Mr Moriarty brings with him significant experience as both a teacher and leader in education and his appointment will have huge benefits for the entire college community."

Patron of the College, Bishop Kevin Doran, said: "I am very happy to hear that Mr Moriarty has been appointed by the Board of the College of the Immaculate Conception as Deputy Principal.

"I want to welcome Eoin as he joins the senior management team at the College. He brings in particular international experience to the role that will be of great assistance to both students and staff in to the future."

Chairperson of the Board of Management of Summerhill, Dr Michael Duignan said "the appointment of Mr Moriarty as Deputy Principal marks another significant milestone in the development of the College."

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