Kathryn Corbett, IPPN Board Member

KKathrynCorbett BW2021athryn is principal of Bishop Galvin NS, a large senior primary school in Templeogue, Dublin. Originally from Timahoe, Co. Laois, she graduated from St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra in 1999, beginning her teaching career in Bishop Galvin NS.

Whilst seconded to the National Induction Programme for Teachers as a Regional Development Officer, Kathryn was part of a small team that oversaw a small-scale pilot project, transform into a national programme, supporting over 2,000 NQTs each year. She visited and worked with hundreds of schools to train and support principals and mentors, to induct new teachers into both the profession, and into their school.

In 2014, Kathryn was appointed as Professional Learning Officer in the Teaching Council. As a member of the senior management team, this role mainly involved working in the process of policy development across the continuum of teacher education (initial teacher education, induction and continuing professional development).

Kathryn completed her M.Ed with Maynooth Univesity, with research focusing on mentoring and induction. In 2020, she was awarded a PhD from Limerick University, with her research on teachers’ learning. She also has a Diploma in Counselling Skills, which has been invaluable in supporting colleagues, and developing leadership capacity in others. She has designed and facilitated workshops (face to face and online) on a range of topics for many organisations, including Teaching Council, IPPN, St. Nicholas Montessori, Rahoo.ie and Froebel College.

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