Our Principal, Jonathan Browner, is a Music Education graduate of Trinity College Dublin and taught Music, History, CSPE and SPHE in Sandford Park School for 25 years. During this time Jonathan was also Transition Year Coordinator, School Self Evaluation Coordinator and form teacher. He also sat on the school building committee and edited the school year book.
Jonathan is a first class honours graduate of TCD’s MEd programme where he specialised in International and Comparative Education as well as Music Education. Jonathan also worked for Trinity College Dublin and the Royal Irish Academy of Music lecturing for nearly a decade on ‘educational issues’ and ‘the practice of music education.’ He also supervised many undergraduate thesis students at this time.
Jonathan has also worked for the Professional Development Serice for Teachers, Dublin Institute of Technology and as a conductor and piano accompanist. He is the recipient of performance and teaching diplomas in piano and flute from Trinity College London and the Assiciated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.
Our Deputy Principal, Pádraig Conaty, came to North Wicklow Educate Together Secondary School from St Andrew’s College, Blackrock, where he was Head of Third Year, Literacy Link Teacher and Coordinator of House Examinations. Pádraig worked in St Andrew’s since 2007, where he taught English, CSPE and SPHE as well as introducing and leading a number of innovations such as the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors Programme, the English department’s Professional Learning Community and a Project Based Learning module. Pádraig has also worked on school planning and school self-evaluation and coordinated the Green Schools Committee. Prior to this, Pádraig began his teaching career in Greendale Community School, Kilbarrack, where he taught English, History and CSPE. Pádraig is a first class honours graduate of University College Dublin’s M.Ed. programme and most recently received a postgraduate diploma in innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship from the Innovation Academy in University College Dublin. In addition to his roles in St Andrew’s, Pádraig worked as a Junior Cycle for Teachers English Associate supporting the provision of continuous professional development support for teachers of English as they plan and implement strategies and practices to adopt the Junior Cycle English Specification Framework in their schools. Commenting on his appointment, Pádraig said ‘It is an immense honour to have been appointed to the role of Deputy Principal in North Wicklow Educate Together Secondary School. I am hugely looking forward to working with Jonathan and all of our students, staff and parents to create a vibrant, child-centred and innovative learning community which upholds the principles of inclusion, democracy and social justice.’