Denise Ward, IPPN Board Member

Denise graduated DeniseWardfrom Coláiste Mhuire Marino in 1991 with a B.Ed and began her teaching career at Cnoc Mhuire JNS, Killinarden, in Tallaght. Denise moved to Ratoath National School in Co. Meath in 2000 where she spent 8 very happy years and worked with some fantastic teachers and friends. Denise then moved to St. Kilian’s N.S. in Mullagh, Co. Cavan for one year before her appointment as Teaching Principal at Scoil Mhuire Moynalty in 2009.

Scoil Mhuire Moynalty is Ireland’s first Passive House energy efficient primary school building and it opened in 2012. It is a small rural 5-teacher school with two SEN posts.
Denise is one of Meath’s representatives on IPPN’s National Council and was co-opted to the Board of Directors at the end of 2015. As a Teaching Principal, Denise believes that membership of IPPN is the most valuable and powerful tool she has to support her in her role. The immeasurable volume of advice, resources and information available through IPPN is what makes her daily challenges achievable.

Denise is very committed to CPD and believes in the continuous promotion of CPD for all teachers, especially whole school CPD to support up-skilling and collaborative learning within the school team.

Denise is a past pupil of Carnaross N.S. and Eureka Secondary School and now lives close to home in Kells, Co. Meath with her husband Peter and two teenage sons Luke and Rory.

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