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




Conor is the school's principal and has worked in Francis Street for many years. Conor has a love for sport and has passed this to passion on to a great many students during his time here.


4th Class Teacher

This is Anne’s 16th 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.  


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.


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.



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.


3rd Class Teacher

Molly is our 3rd 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.


5th Class Teacher

Sarah is one of our 5th 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.



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.


Deputy Principal

Avril is the school's deputy principal and is responsible for Special Education. Avril is heavily involved in  the Erasmus+ programme for our school and beyond. 



Brendan is the school's H.S.C.L. teacher and enjoys getting to know families and the community outside of the school building and within. Brendan also has great interests in chess, robotics and coding.



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.


SET Teacher

Hazel joined Francis Street School this September with great experience in this area. She is an accomplished harpist and includes Art among the subjects she likes best to teach.


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.


ASD Class Teacher

Niamh teaches in one of our ASD classes and loves every minute she spends working with the boys and her colleagues. In her spare time, Niamh enjoys spending time with her family and swimming in the sea.

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Sarah works in our ASD class. She is so kind and makes homemade playdough every morning for the boys in her class!!


ASD Class Teacher

Aileen teaches in one of our two ASD classes and loves every minute. She has interests in Science and ICT as well as film-making.


SET Teacher

Cathy will work as part of the Special Education Team this year. Cathy is an interested musician, enjoying singing and playing the guitar.



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.



Lee is a committed sportsman and  a fitness enthusiast. His positive attitude and sportsmanship are shining examples to the boys of Francis Street School.


2nd Class Teacher

Maureen is taking care of our youngest students this year. Maureen also runs the after-school club. Maureen has a great grá for Gaeilge and shares this with the entire school community agus spreagann sí muid go léir.



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.  



4th Class Teacher

This year Sinéad will teach 4th class. Sinead enjoys teaching art and yoga to the boys.  Outside of school she enjoys cycling and baking.