Value Of School Support

Ciara is a primary school teacher on secondment from Scoil Nano Nagle in Clondalkin, Dublin where she worked as a Home School Liaison Co-ordinator for six years. Initially Ciara was seconded to the Primary Curriculum Support Programme (PCSP) in 2005 as a trainer/cuiditheoir for the revised Primary Curriculum. In 2006, Ciara was appointed National Co-ordinator for History, Geography and Science with the PCSP. She was appointed Deputy Director for Curriculum and Development for the newly established Primary Professional Development Service (PPDS) in 2008. On the establishment of the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST), Ciara held the roles of National Co-ordinator for DEIS support and Regional Co-ordinator for Education Centre regions 1 and 2. Ciara became PDST’s Deputy Director for Research and Design in 2012 before being appointed National Director of the service in 2014.