Shane O'Donnell, IPPN Board Member

Shane is a native of RoscommoShaneODonnelln town and graduated from St. Patrick’s College in 1988. He completed a post-graduate diploma in Educational Leadership in 2004. He taught in various DEIS Band 1 schools in Dublin before becoming teaching principal of Glenealy NS, Co. Wicklow in 2006. He spent six years in Wicklow before returning to his home county in 2012. He is currently teaching principal of Scoil Bhríde, Fourmilehouse, Roscommon. Shane spent five years as an IPPN National Council member before joining the IPPN Board of Directors in February 2019.

Shane is a firm believer in the value of small schools and the key position that they occupy in rural Ireland. He recognises that small schools face many challenges but believes that with proper support they can have a viable future. He hopes to bring the voice of the small school to the Board of Directors.

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