New Deputy Principals Appointed by Donegal ETB

Donegal ETB has appointed two new Deputy Principals to its Carrick and Donegal Town schools.

Mr Gareth Doherty has been appointed Deputy Principal to Coláiste na Carraige (Carrick) for the 2020/21 school year, while Ms Caroline Mohan has been appointed Deputy Principal to the Abbey Vocational School in Donegal Town.

Donegal ETB is the largest education and training provider in the county and manages fifteen out of the county’s twenty-seven post-primary schools.

The Abbey Vocational School is the largest of Donegal ETB’s fifteen post-primary schools with over 900 students attending the school.

Coláiste na Carraige provides second level education to the communities of Carrick, Kilcar and Gleann Cholm Cille and is currently participating in the Gaeltacht School Recognition Scheme with 220 students attending.

Originally from Stranorlar, Gareth has been working in Coláiste na Carraige since 2009 and previously in Finn Valley College in Stranorlar, where he taught from 2005 until 2009.

Gareth said of his appointment, “I am looking forward to my new role in the school. I know it will be a positive experience and I’m looking forward to working with the whole school community.”

Caroline, a former pupil of the Abbey Vocational School, returned to the AVS after completing her degree in mathematics and economics and has been teaching mathematics for the past 24 years.

She is also looking forward to starting in her new position: “I’m looking forward to working with the entire school community to continue the great work that is happening in the AVS.  As a former pupil, I’m delighted to have spent my entire teaching career in this wonderful school and I’m looking forward to the new challenge that this role will bring in the years ahead.”

In congratulating Gareth and Caroline on their appointments, Donegal ETB’s Director of Schools Dr Martin Gormley said, “I very much look forward to supporting Gareth and Caroline in their new roles over the coming year and I’m delighted they have joined the senior ranks of our post-primary management team.

In the previous academic year 2019-2020, over 5,000 students attended Donegal ETB post-primary schools.

Chief Executive Anne McHugh said, “I very much welcome these appointments to our Carrick and Donegal Town schools. The contribution of our Deputy Principals to the management of our post-primary provision is central to our delivery of a quality, learner-centred education and training service across the county and its islands.”

Gareth and Caroline officially take up their appointments on 01 September.

Newly appointed Deputy Principals Gareth Doherty (Coláiste na Carraige) and Caroline Mohan (Abbey Vocational School).