People

Phyllis Mitchell – Project Manager, Education Matters and Ireland’s Yearbook of Education
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PROJECT MANAGER

Phyllis Mitchell is the founder and head of Education Matters and Ireland’s Yearbook of Education.

Phyllis established Education Matters in 1987 as an independent, non-partisan medium of expression and communication for educators. It began as a newsprint publication before transferring to the internet in 2000, where it has evolved into the current EducationMatters.ie website, with its active blog and newsletter offering resources, news, and commentary.

Phyllis established the Education Matters Yearbook in 2006 and later renamed it Ireland’s Yearbook of Education, to better reflect its content and purpose. The yearbook remains a vital chronicle of the key events and trends in education in Ireland at all levels, from early childhood to higher education and research.

Dr Brian Mooney – Managing Editor of Ireland’s Yearbook of Education
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MANAGING EDITOR

Brian Mooney is Managing Editor of Ireland’s Yearbook of Education since 2015.

A former President of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors and well-known Education Analyst in the media, Brian was conferred with an honorary Doctor of Education degree by the National University of Ireland (NUI) in November 2019, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to education in Ireland over a number of decades. This is the highest award of the NUI.

Speaking at the conferring ceremony, NUI Chancellor Dr Maurice Manning paid tribute to Brian for the great service he provides to students as they contemplate the options available to them on leaving school.

Speaking at the same event, Dr John McGinnity of Maynooth University said it was not an overstatement to say Brian has a presence in thousands of homes through the multiplicity of roles he has had over many years serving the needs of school-leavers, guardians, and colleagues in the teaching profession.

Dr Brian Mooney describes Ireland’s Yearbook of Education as “an amazing resource” and says it is “his immense privilege to work on this valuable publication which is a think-tank, a catalyst for change, a reference work, and a permanent historical record of the evolution of education in Ireland”.

Editorial Board, Ireland’s Yearbook of Education 2019-2020

Brian Mooney

Brian Mooney

Editor, Ireland’s Yearbook of Education

Peter Brown

Peter Brown

Director, Irish Research Council

Andrew Brownlee

Andrew Brownlee

Executive Director, SOLAS

Clive Byrne

Clive Byrne

Director, National Association of Principals & Deputy Pricipals (NAPD)

Damian White

Damian White

President, Irish Primary Principals’ Network

Cornelia Connelly

Cornelia Connelly

Lecturer, School of Education, NUI Galway

Anne Looney

Anne Looney

Executive Dean, Institute of Education, DCU

Elizabeth Sheridan

Elizabeth Sheridan

Roinnchigire / Divisional Inspector in the Office of the Chief Inspector, Department of Education & Skills

Selina McCoy

Selina McCoy

Associate Professor and Head of Education Research, ESRI

Majella Dempsey

Majella Dempsey

Associate Professor and EdD Strand Leader for Curriculum Studies

Margaret Rogers

Margaret Rogers

National Manager of Better Start: National EArly Years Quality Development

Thomas K Walsh

Thomas K Walsh

Lecturer and Deputy Head of Department in the Department of Education, NUI Maynooth.

Mathias Urban

Mathias Urban

Desmond Chair of Early Childhood Education, Dublin City University

Rory O’Sullivan

Rory O’Sullivan

Principal, Killester College of FET, and Chairperson of the NAPD FET Committee.

Joan Russell

Joan Russell

Director, ETBI School Support Services

Maria Walsh

Maria Walsh

Communications Manager, SOLAS

Geraldine D'Arcy

Geraldine D'Arcy

Advocacy & Communications Manager at the Irish Primary Principals’ Network

Feargal Brougham

Feargal Brougham

Michael Redmond

Michael Redmond

Deputy Chairperson of Ireland’s National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA).

Cecilia Munroe

Cecilia Munroe

Milica Alanackovic

Milica Alanackovic

Production

Stan Carey

Stan Carey

Copy Editor

Jeroen Bos

Jeroen Bos

Graphic & Web Designer