Editor honoured for outstanding contribution to education
Brian Mooney, Editor of Ireland’s Yearbook of Education, was celebrated at an awards ceremony in Trinity College on 23 March 2018 for his outstanding contribution to education in Ireland.
As part of the Teacher of the Year awards 2018, Brian received the Lifetime Achievement award in recognition of his exceptional work as a guidance counsellor as well as his prolific and insightful contributions in the media and elsewhere as editor, writer, careers adviser, commentator, and education analyst.
Deeply embedded in the fabric of Irish education, Brian wears several caps in the education arena. As well as his primary work as a guidance counsellor, he is managing editor of Ireland’s Yearbook of Education, an important annual record and think-tank on education policy and practice, published each year in December by Education Matters; he is well known as a columnist in the education pages of The Irish Times; he works on an ongoing basis with members of the Oireachtas from all parties in an advisory capacity on educational issues; and he covers education for RTE, TV3, and on local/regional radio.
Over the course of his career Brian has been President of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors in Ireland, Programme Director and Lecturer on the Masters and Higher Diploma in Religious Education at UCD, Director of the Education Finance Board, and is author of “Start Your Career Journey Here”.
The Teacher of the Year Awards honour second-level teachers who make outstanding contributions by “going beyond the classroom to establish a lasting impact in their students’ lives”.
Organised by BetterExaminations.ie, in partnership with Alchemy event management, the 2018 awards were presented in Trinity College in partnership with the National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals.