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Our Staff

In Francis Street School we place huge importance on positive relationships with the students we teach, with their families and with the wider community. This is all made possible by our skilled and caring staff.

Our Teachers & SNAs

Fiona 

Principal

Fiona has been the school's principal since 2006. She holds the potential of each individual child dear to every decision she makes each day. Fiona loves starting every day by greeting the families and welcoming the students in for the day ahead.

Avril

Special Education Team

Avril works as part of the special education team and specialises in teaching numeracy. Avril also coordinates the school's Erasmus+ programme and also finds time to run regular marathons.

David

6th Class Teacher

David brings his wide interests in sport, music and performance to his teaching in Francis Street School. He is deeply passionate about the work his does and this is reflected in the dedication he shows to the students he teaches.

Julie 

4th Class Teacher

As well as being a fabulous 4th class teacher, Julie heads the work of Green Schools and environmental awareness across the entire school. This work has been rewarded with the achievement of a third Green Flag.

Maebh 

ASD Class Teacher

Maebh possesses a special care for the wonderful group of students she teaches and loves bringing their talents to the fore. Maebh herself is a talented musician and singer, a talent she shares with her students with ease.

Nicola 

S.N.A.

Nicola seems to possess endless levels of energy in her work whether it is working to support students or playing yard-games at break-time. Nicola includes volunteering with the Scouts among her pastimes which her kind and giving nature.  

 

Steven 

S.N.A.

Steven brings his amazing talents from the stage to his work in Francis Street School.  He is also an experienced drama teacher and has big plans for the arts in our school.

Conor

Deputy Principal

Conor is the school's deputy principal and is responsible for Special Education. Conor has a love for sport and has passed this to passion on to a great many students during his years here.

Brendan 

H.S.C.L.

Brendan is the school's H.S.C.L. teacher. Brendan loves teaching history and science but is really enjoying his current HSCL role. He also enjoys passing on his interests in chess, robotics and coding.

Esther

S.N.A.

Esther lists literature and the arts among her loves. She also loves her work in Francis Street School, enjoying the special care her position allows her to share with the students.

Lee 

S.N.A.

Lee joined Francis Street School this September. He is a committed sportsman and a shining example to the boys of Francis Street School.

Maureen 

3rd Class Teacher

Maureen is one of our 3rd class teachers and also runs the school's after-school club. Maureen has a great grá for Gaeilge and shares this with the entire school community agus spreagann sí muid go léir.

Sarah 

4th Class Teacher

Sarah is our 4th class teacher and loves the outdoors. Sarah has a great spirit and enthusiasm for teaching which makes her the perfect person to organise the 'Franner Fun Day' each June where students and staff alike share a day of fun in the sunshine.

Tracey

2nd Class Teacher

Tracey is teaching our newest students in the school, 2nd class, and  she loves every moment of it. Tracey loves teaching science and literacy, where she has specialist training and particular interest. Tracey also runs many of our school choirs.  

Anne

4th Class Teacher

This is Anne’s 15th year teaching in Francis Street School and she still enjoys working here as just as much as the day she started. Anne loves reading in her spare time and is passionate about instilling a love of books and reading in her students.  

Cathy

ASD Class Teacher

Cathy is busy working on her 'Forest Classroom' this year and looks forward to bringing learning back to nature. Cathy is an interested musician and loves bringing her guitar playing into class.

Jordana

S.N.A.

Jordana is a talented linguist as well as a talented and committed S.N.A. Jordana kindness is shared with staff as well as students as she has special responsibilities for staff well-being and organises regular events to attend to this important work.

Lorraine 

S.N.A.

Lorraine brings a deep knowledge and understanding of the students of Francis Street School to her work having had a son who attended the school herself. Lorraine loves nothing more than working on projects of her first love, art.

Molly

5th Class Teacher

Molly is our 5th class teacher who has a special love for visual art which is plain to be seen by any visitors to the 5th class classroom. Molly also has a deep love and respect for the language and culture.

Sinéad

3rd Class Teacher

Sinead is excited to have joined Francis Street School this year. Sinead enjoys teaching art and outside of school she enjoys cycling and baking.