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Members of the Board of Management 

Individual parents can correspond with the Board of Management through the chairperson. Generally, correspondence is dealt with at Board of Management meetings.  It should be noted that the Chairperson cannot engage in communication outside the remit of the role. The school is managed on a day to day basis by the principal and staff and communication should go through agreed channels. To correspond with the Board of Management please email

Chairperson (Patron Nominee)

Kevin O’Neill is the Chairperson of the Board of Management since December 2023. Kevin is a senior public servant, working for many years in the courts and judicial areas. He has particular experience in governance and management. Kevin lives in Whitehall.


Treasurer (Patron Nominee)

Paul Knox is Treasurer of the Board of Management and currently works in the Institute of Education in DCU. He has worked in Educate Together since 2011, as a teacher in Castaheany ETNS in Dublin15 and as principal in North Bay ETNS in Dublin 5. 

Secretary (Principal)

Niamh Cullen is Secretary to the Board of Management since she became Principal in August 2021. Niamh is a qualified primary teacher and post-primary teacher. She has been teaching since 1995 and spent the last 18 years working in Educate Together. She was the founding principal of Harcourt Terrace ETNS, before joining Grace Park ETNS. She is currently a member of Educate Togethers Board of Directors. 

Teacher Nominee

Simone Townsend is from Dublin and lives in Drumcondra. She has been teaching for almost 10 years. Simone joined Grace Park ETNS in 2022 and is currently teaching 3rd Class. She is also a qualified yoga teacher and has a special interest in wellbeing which she strives to foster in her classroom.

Parent Nominee


Parent Nominee

Mark Cockerill is originally from London and Wexford and has lived in Dublin for 25 years. Mark heads a global corporate and international development team, as well as leads the Irish office, for a US multinational. He is also a qualified solicitor and previously lectured in company and contract law for over 15 years. 

Community nominee

Tomás Hickey is the former principal (retired) of Skerries ETNS. He has a special interest in ET ethos, Special Education provision- particularly for children with Autism, and leadership for staff, teaching and supporting in schools. He lives in Phibsborough.

Community nominee

Mary Regan has worked for Public Jobs for over 30 years who are the centralised provider of recruitment, assessment and selection services across the Irish and Public Service. She has been a player and coach in St Vincent's GAA club and coached in Whitehall Colmcille GAA club. She coaches goalkeepers at all levels and currently coaching goalkeepers in both clubs.

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