Paula has worked in the Education sector both at home and abroad for over 20 years. A graduate of Maynooth University, Paula has taught Science, Biology and Maths in Palmerstown Community School since 1998 and has served as Junior Cycle Co-ordinator and Director of Adult Education. As part of her Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Leadership Paula carried out research on homework. This research has led Paula to work with schools in planning for effective homework.
Paula is firmly committed to the Educate Together ethos and has served on the Executive Committee in North Kildare Educate Together National School and on the Board of Management of Celbridge Community School.
Paula’s vision for Sandymount Park Educate Together Secondary School is to lead the creation of an environment where positive, constructive relationships between students and teachers nurture learning and teaching excellence in the classroom. Central to the vision is the importance and power of the student voice and the provision of co and extra-curricular opportunities to enable students to reach their potential socially, ethically and academically.
Says Paul Rowe, CEO of Educate Together on Paula’s appointment:
“Educate Together is delighted to welcome Paula as Principal of Dublin South City ETSS. Her career so far indicates an educational innovator committed to activating the student voice and I am positive that Dublin South City ETSS will thrive under her leadership.”