Pat Connaghan, IPPN Board

PatConnaghanPat graduated from Carysfort College with a B. Ed in 1982 and began teaching in Acres NS, Burtonport, Co. Donegal. Apart from a career break, Pat has taught in the same school to the present day. He was appointed principal in 1998. Acres NS is a 4-teacher Rural DEIS school with a learning support teacher and a resource teacher.

Pat served as the National Council representative for Donegal for a number of years. He was co-opted to the Board of Directors at the end of 2015 and attended his first Board meeting on the 12th of February, 2016. He is a great advocator of principal support groups and set up a group in North West Donegal a number of years ago. This group meet regularly and is an important life line for all who attend. Pat continually encourages principals, particularly in Donegal, to attend the annual conference and believes it is the major calendar event for a principal. He believes it informs, invigorates and provides principals the opportunity to continue learning in a brilliant social setting.

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