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Staff Room

Meet the Teachers

Edelle McCrudden

Having graduated from DCU with a 1st class honours degree in Science Education and a Masters degree in Chemistry Education, Edelle began teaching in St Kevin's College, Dublin. She has been teaching Science, Biology and Chemistry for over 7 years. While assuming a management position in her school, Edelle's love of practical and interactive classes keeps her focus on the achievements and learning environment of students.


Nigel Macmillan

Nigel is a teacher of Physics, Maths and Applied Mathematics at St Killian's Deutsche Schule in Dublin. He runs a successful educational blog and has a passionate interest in creating engaging and interactive resources for his students.

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Michael Maher

Michael is a Geography and History teacher with over ten years teaching experience at Colaiste Chraobh Abhann in Co. Wicklow. Michael is an examiner for the State Examinations Commission. As a former teacher at the eircom study hub, Michael brings a wealth of experience to


Louise Welby

Louise Welby, BSc.(Hons), M.Sc. ,H.Dip is currently employed with the State Examinations Commission correcting the Junior Certificate Higher level Science Paper. Having recently obtained a first class honours in her Masters of Science, at the National University of Ireland, Galway, Louise has created an outstandingly creative and interactive online Science course for her students.


Tara Sweetman

Tara has been teaching Irish for the past ten years. She completed a BA in Irish followed by a PGDE at University College Dublin, graduating with Honours in both. She works as an examiner with the Department of Education and Skills, marking the written paper and has gained a valuable understanding of the marking schemes at both Junior and Leaving Certificate Level. Tara is passionate about teaching Irish to students at all levels and is looking forward to sharing her experience and knowledge with


Darren Murphy

Darren has been teaching Maths, Science and Physics for 6 years at Beneavin De La Salle College, Dublin. He completed his B.Sc. in Science Education in DCU and has just finished an M.Ed. in Maths Education at St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra. Darren has been heavily involved in the DCU Access programme teaching the Higher level Leaving Certificate Maths course. He is a certified Apple Final Cut Pro X film editor and shares his passion for integrating technology into his daily classroom teaching with his students.


Emma Carroll

Emma graduated with a 1st Class Honours in her Professional Diploma in Education in English and Geography from the National University of Ireland Maynooth. She also completed a Masters in Irish Literature in English at the University of Ulster. She is interested in the use of technology in education and has created her own class blog and is passionate about empowering students to become self directed learners.


Emma O'Dell

After graduating from the University of Limerick with an Honours degree in Mathematics, Emma is a teacher at St. Aidan's CBS in North Dublin. During her career she has been heavily involved in the implementation of the new Project Maths course at Junior Certificate level. She is passionate about integrating technology into her own teaching practice and fostering a positive attitude to mathematics in her students.


Niamh Ní Fhionnghasa

Niamh is an experienced Irish and French teacher currently teaching in a Gaelcholaiste in Lucan, Dublin. She is also a Leaving Certificate Irish Examiner with the State Examinations Commission and has delivered a wide range of Irish language summer courses for mature students in the Gaeltacht. Niamh holds a postgraduate qualification in translation from DCU and has a passionate interest in integrating technology into her teaching methodologies.


Michelle Kelly

Michelle graduated with a first-class honours degree in English and History from UCD, where she went on to achieve a first-class honours Postgraduate Diploma in Education. A teacher of English at St. Vincent’s Secondary School, Dundalk, she is an Examiner for the State Examinations Commission correcting the Leaving Certificate Higher-Level English paper. Michelle not only brings her teaching and examining knowledge to her Homeschool classes but also her experience as an editor and writer. Michelle has previously worked in media in Dublin and London where she worked for publications such as U Magazine, Image and The Gloss.


Paul Kelly

Paul is a secondary school teacher of English and History, who founded in 2015 in order to support students who get sick and become unable to fully attend school. Having completed his MSc. in eLearning at DCU in 2013, Paul was appointed as an Apple Distinguished Educator for Europe, Middle East, India and Africa. Paul is also heavily involved in curriculum development at a national level with his work implementing Junior Cycle reform both as a History and whole-school Advisor.

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Tracy Kelly

Tracy is an experienced Home Economics teacher with an extensive knowledge of the Leaving Certificate syllabus and marking scheme. A recent graduate from Darina Allen's Ballymaloe 12 week Certificate Cookery School, Tracy runs her own successful food blog at Having worked previously with some of Ireland's leading Grind schools, Tracy has written two revision manuals on the Home Economics exam and brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to her lessons.

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Derek Maher

Derek is a Mathematics and Biology teacher in south county Dublin. He holds a BSc in Applied Mathematics & Biology, a PG Dip in Education, a PG Cert in Counselling, and a PG Cert in 21st Century Teaching and Learning. Derek has recently completed his Masters’ in Education degree in Cooperative Learning and Mathematics at Trinity College Dublin. He also works as a Part Time Associate with the Maths Development Team and is currently completing a PG Diploma in Chinese.

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Siobhan Daly

Siobhan Daly is our Junior Cycle French teacher at Author of the Leaving Certificate French Revision book “French Extra”, she is also a examiner with the State Examinations Commission. Siobhan through her work with her own French website brings her passion for online learning to her students.

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Máire Mahon

Máire is employed with the State Examination Commission correcting Leaving Cert French and also in her role as Leaving Cert oral Irish examiner. Having achieved an Honours BA International degree in French and Irish from NUIG, Máire went on to complete a post graduate diploma in media through the medium of Irish in NUIG, after which she worked with Independent Pictures, a regular contributor of programmes to TG4. She successfully completed an tArd Diplóma san Oideachas, the only university course in the country offering the H-Dip through Irish in NUIG. Teaching for over five years in Dublin, Máire has a wealth of experience in the written, aural and oral aspects of both language courses.

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Aingeal Ní Ghoucher

Aingeal is an experienced Maths and Business Teacher in North County Dublin and is also an examiner with the State Examination Commission. She holds a Masters’ in Business and a Master’s in Maths for Education. Having worked in some of Ireland's leading grinds schools, Aingeal is enthusiastic to share her Business knowledge, experience and passion at

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Robert Lee

Robert is an established teacher of Business and Accounting. Having recently completed his Masters in Education at Dublin College University, he also works as an examiner with the State Examinations Commission. With a strong interest and passion for Information Technology, Robert has designed a number of courses around computer software applications and is passionate about promoting and integrating the use of technology amongst his students.

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Martina Duffy

Our Primary School Maths teacher Martina has designed a course specifically for 4th, 5th and 6th class students. Her online course focuses on the key areas of Numbers, Algebra, Shapes, Measures and Data from the Irish Primary Maths curriculum. Martina advocates that all parents and guardians should try and follow each online lesson alongside their child as she makes her way through the Primary Maths curriculum.


Roisin Doyle

Roisin is an experienced teacher and State Advising Examiner of the Higher Level Biology Leaving Certificate Exam and contributes to the setting of the Biology mock papers for Examcraft. Having obtained her first class honours degree in analytical and environmental science where she came first in her class, Roisin completed her PGDE at University College Dublin. Roisin spent the 2018/2019 academic year teaching International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Biology in the Middle East and also teaches at the Institute of Education, Leeson Street, Dublin.