Dr Anne O'Gara
- St. Mary’s Room 113
President of Institute
2005 University of Dublin, Trinity College
Doctor in Philosophy (Research)within the School of Education
1997-1999 University of Dublin, Master of Studies in School Leadership
1996 University of Dublin, Diploma in Management in Education
Research / Professional Interests
Teaching and Learning, Inclusive Education, Parental Involvement in Children's Learning, Education and the Law, School Review and Improvement
"The evaluation of Teachers: Visions and Realities - the Irish Perspective", paper presented at International Conference Lisbon, May 2007.
"Leadership, Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century: A Progressive Approach", paper presented at conference for Principal teachers Dublin, March 2007.
"Parental Involvement in School Development Planning", presented at the Annual conference of the Society for Management in Education in Ireland, Drumcondra Education Centre, January 2007.
"Consultation with Parents in the Development of the School Plan", An Chigireacht, DES Uimhir 13, Bealtaine 2006.
"Perspectives on Consultation with Parents in the Development of the School Plan", University of Dublin, Trinity College, 2005.
"A Right to Education in Contemporary Ireland", University of Dublin, Trinity college, 1999.
"Parental Involvement in Children's Language and Literacy", Reading Association of Ireland, 1998.
"Parents: Developing Partnership", INTO Autumn/Winter 1996.
"The Primary School and the Law of Negligence", School2(3), 1989.
I completed my undergraduate B.Ed. degree in St. Patrick's college, Drumcondra in 1978. For almost twenty years, I taught in schools on the north side of Dublin which served designated areas of disadvantage. I was appointed Home/School/Community Liaison (HSCL) Coordinator in 1994 and worked in the Coolock/Artane area for five years before taking up a position at national level. As Assistant National Coordinator of the Home/School/Community Liaison Scheme I was seconded to the Dapartment of Education and Science and had responsibility for supporting HSCL coordinators in Cork city and county, the midlands and schools in Finglas, Ballymun, Blanchardstown and Cabra in Dublin. in 2002 I joined the Inspectorate of the Department of Educaton and Science and in August 2006 was appointed President of Marino Institute of Education. Participating and engaging in continuing professional development has played a very central role in my career to date. I have attended and delivered at many courses and conferences, been an active member of a number of academic societies and eventually in 1997 I registered for a post-graduate programme within the School of Education, University of Dublin, Trinity College. Both my masters and doctoral studies were completed within The School of Education, University of Dublin, Trinity College. My research interests include teaching and learning, educational disadvantage, the management of change, education and the law, partnership with parents and school review and improvement. 2002 – 2006 The Inspectorate, Department of Education and Science Primary District Inspector. 2000 – 2002
Special Education 2 (Social Inclusion Unit), Assistant National Coordinator Home/School/Community Liaison Scheme. 1994 – 1999 Home/School/Community Liaison Coordinator (Shared), Scoil Chaitríona I.N.S., Coolock, Dublin 5, St. Brendan’s B.N.S., Artane, Dublin 5.
1978 – 1994 Primary Teacher, Scoil Lorcáin B.N.S., Kilbarrack-Foxfield, Dublin 5, Scoil Naomh Colmcille, Donaghmede, Dublin 13, St. Brendan’s B.N.S., Artane Dublin 5. Taught all standards from Junior Infants to Sixth Class