Past and Present Teaching Staff – St Mary’s

 

PRESENT TEACHING STAFF 

PRINCIPAL
Mr. John Martin,  B.Sc., M.Sc., P.G.C.E., Adv.Cert.Ed., Cert.Sp.LD, P.Q.H.

VICE-PRINCIPALS
Mrs. Fiona Crookes, V.P. (Pastoral), R.E., Psychology. B.Ed., Cert. Pro. Dev., M.Ed.
Mr. Garvan O’Connor, Personalised Learning, Head of Mathematics. B.Sc., P.G.C.E., M.Sc.

SENIOR TEACHERS
Mrs. Donna Tohill, Head of School Senior School., Biology, B.Ed., P.G.C.E., M.Sc.
Mrs. Michaela Lewis, Head of School Key Stage 3,  English, B.A., P.G.C.E., M.A., M.Ed.
Mr. Mark Robinson, Head of School Key Stage 4, Head of Religion. B.Ed., Cert. in P.D.
Mr. Raymond Herron, Past Pupil. Irish. Gaelic Games. Head of KS4 B.A., P.G.C.E. EREBB.

TEACHERS
Mr. Donal Armstrong, Past Pupil. Head of Computing, Gaelic Games, B.A., P.G.D.C.& M., P.G.C.E. Mr. Tony Austin, Past Pupil. Year Head, Physical Ed.,  Gaelic Games, B.A., P.G.C.E., M.Ed. Mrs A. Barr, BA, PGCE. Mr. Pat  Brady B.Sc, P.G.C.E. Ms. Adele Burrows, Geography, B.Sc., P.G.C.E.  Miss Orla Canavan, English, B.A., P.G.C.E. Mrs. Joanne Carron, Art. B.A., P.G.C.E. Mrs. Ciara Carson, Journalism & Media Studies, B.A., P.G.C.E., H.C.I.M.A. Mrs. Libby Cleary, Science. B.Sc., H.Dip.Ed. Miss Oonagh Convery, Senior School Year Head, Co-ordinator of ICT. Computing. Maths. B.Sc., P.G.C.E., M.Sc. Mr. Paddy Cunningham, Past Pupil. P.E., B.Sc., P.G.C.E. Miss Annmarie Doherty, Head of Science. Basketball. B.Sc., P.G.C.E. Dr. Aidan Donaldson, Assistant Head of RE, Religious Ed., Chaplain, Project Zambia. B.A., P.G.C.E., Cert. R.E., Ph.D. Dr. Marie Donnelly, Science. Simmarian Editor. B.Sc., P.G.S.E., Ph.D.  Mrs. Mary Farag, Science. St V.de P. Charities. B.Sc., H.Dip. Ed., P.G.C.E., Cert. in P.D. Mrs C. Logan, BSc, PGCE. Mrs M Gibson, BA, PGCE. Mr. Conor Fegan B.Sc, P.G.C.E. Miss Claire Fyfe, Mathematics, B.Sc., P.G.C.E. Mrs. Maria Gibson, Art, B.A., P.G.C.E. (Sabbatical) Mrs. Catherine Gillespie, Head of Business Studies. Business Events. B.Sc., P.G.C.E., M.Sc. Mr. Paul Gormley, Past Pupil. Mathematics, ICT, B.Sc., P.G.C.E. Mrs. Lisa Gourley, Religion. B.Ed., Cert. in P.D. Mr. Michael Greene, Head of Irish. An Cumann Gaelach, Golfing Society, B.A., P.G.C.E., M.Sc.  Mrs Deborah Hamilton, Art, B.A. Mrs. Una Hughes, Acting Head of English, English. Reading Club. B.A., P.G.C.E. Mrs. Maureen Jennings, Year Head, English. Public Relations Officer. B.A., P.G.C.E. Mr. Sean Kelly, Past Pupil. Science, Assistant Head of Science, B.Sc., P.G.C.E. Antrim Senior Football Team. Mr. Paul Laverty, Head of Drama. Drama Events. Soccer. B.A., P.G.C.E. Miss Irene Lawless, Head of French, Spanish. B.A., M.A., P.G.C.E. Mr. Michael Leydon, Past Pupil. Maths. Zambia. B.Sc. P.G.C.E., P.G.Dip. Mr. Paddy Linden, Past Pupil. Technology, B.Ed. Mr. Denis Mahon, Technology, Timetabling, B.Ed. (Hons), P.G.C., P.G.D., M.Sc. Mrs. Kellie McAleese, Year Head, History. History Competitions. B.A., P.G.C.E.   Mrs. Claire McCabe, Assistant Head of Maths. B.A., P.G.C.E. Dr. Eileen McCaffrey, Science. B.Sc., P.G.C.E., Ph.D.  Mr. Ciarán McCann, Past Pupil. Physics. Cross Country. B.Sc., P.G.C.E. Mr. Thomas McCaughey, Past Pupil. Religious Education. Zambia. B.A., P.G.C.E. Mr. Brendan McComb, History, B.A., P.G.C.E. Mrs. Jane McEvoy, Spanish. B.A., Dip. Ed., Dip.Span.Lang., M.Ed. Mr. Hugh McGettigan, Past Pupil. Entitlement Framework, P.E., Business. Business Events. Gaelic Games. B.Ed., B.A., M.B.A., D.M.S. Mrs. Mary McGettigan, Mathematics, French, ICT, B.Ed. Mr. Sean McGoldrick, Past Pupil. Co-Ordinator LLW, Geography. Gaelic Games. B.Sc., P.G.C.E. Mrs. Corina McGonagle, Business & Finance, B.A., P.G.C.E. Miss Linda McGonagle, Head of Art. Art Paris Trip. B.A., C.Ed., P.G.C.E.  Mrs Andrea McGurk, Psychology, B.Sc,. B.Ed. Miss Claire McKillop, Religion, B.Ed. Mr. Eddie McToal, Past Pupil. Head of Physical Ed. Gaelic Games. B.Ed. Miss Joanne Mervyn, Head of Spanish. Staff Association. B.A., P.G.C.E. Ms. Colette Morris-Spillane, Head of Music. Music Events. B.Mus., P.G.C.E., P.Q.H. Mr. Sean Moyes, Business. Gaelic Games. B.Ed. Ms. Daghra Murphy, Year Head, Music. Music Festivals. B.Mus., P.G.C.E. Mr. Tom Murphy, Head of Politics. B.A., P.G.C.E. Mr. Vernon Murphy, Head of Technology. Gaelic Games. B.Ed.Hons. Mrs. Mary Murray, Geography. B.Sc., P.G.C.E., M. Phil. Mrs. Siobhan O’Neill, Head of Mathematics, B.Sc., P.G.C.E. Ms. Karen Porter, Music., B.Mus., P.G.C.E. Dr. Karen Robinson, Assistant Head of Science, Chemistry. First Aid/Lifesaving. Project Zambia. Breakfast Club.. B.Sc., P.G.C.E., Ph.D., Cert. in P.D. Miss Saoirse Rogan, Journalism & Media Studies, B.A., P.G.C.E. Mr. Adrian Smyth, Maths., Gaelic Games. B.Sc., P.G.C.E. Miss Claire Stitt, English. B.A., P.G.C.E. Mr. Paul Tully, Government and Politics. Soccer. B.A., M.A., P.G.C.E. Mr. Niall Ward, P.E., R.E. Gaelic Games. B.Sc., P.G.C.E. Mr. Mark Watson, Past Pupil. Head of Geography. Water Polo. B.Soc.Sc., P.G.C.E. Miss Cathy Moore, Careers adviser.

PRESENT SUPPORT STAFF
Mr Donagh Finnegan, Miss Lisa McAllister, Miss Maria Morris,  

FORMER PRINCIPALS
Mr Jim Sheerin: (2008 – 2014), Mr Kevin Burke (Caoimhín de Búrca): (1997 – 2008),  Br Denis Gleeson, Br Leo Kelly, Br Larry Ennis, Br D M McCrohan, Br O’Neill, Br J M Murphy, Br Magee, 

TEACHERS IN CHARGE (Barrack St)
Mr Jim McClean, Br P Carlin, Br Jack Walsh


FORMER TEACHING STAFF

An Br Tom Beausang i nGaoth Dóbhair blianta fada ó shin

Beausang, Tom F (Br): (RIP, Newry Cemetery)  Served in Newry and Belfast. Laoch ar son na Gaeilge. Originally from Cork City. His brother, Jack, was also a Christian Brother. 
Begley, (Br) RIP: An-suim go deo aige sa Ghaeilge.
Bennett, Seamas (Mr): Senior Teacher, Head of History.
Brennan, Marie Therese (Ms): (1998-2005). Geography Department. To Sacred Heart in Newry. Married Tárlach Ó hÉigeartaigh, RIP.
Breen, Bridget (Mrs): Religious Education. 
Breen, Declan (Mr): Head of Religious Education. Past Pupil.
Breslin, Paul (Mr): Science
Burke, Kevin (Mr), (de Búrca, Caoimhín): (1978-2008) Principal, Vice-Principal, Head of Irish, Cumann Gaelach – Féiseanna, Scoldrámaíocht, Handball. Currently Chief Executive of Edmund Rice Schools Trust (NI).
Byrne, Mary: Science Teacher.
Campfield, Dermot (Mr): Teacher of English. Debating. School Bulletin.
Carlin, Colm (Br): Vice-Principal, Teacher of Maths. Timetable.

Mr Eamon McFlynn, Mr Gerry Cullen, Mr Jim Sheerin, Mr Phil Cullen, Mr Eddie Collins


Cashman, Dan (Mr): From Cork. (RIP 27th February 2002). Spent most of his working life in St Mary’s
Cassidy, Peter (Mr): Teacher of Maths.  Past Pupil.
Caton, Louis (Br): One of  four Brothers who opened the school in November 1866, Divis St.
Collins, Eddie (Mr): Teacher of French. Careers.
Conlon, John (Mr): History. Past Pupil.
Cooney, Tom (Mr): Music
Crilly, Michael (Mr): Vice-Principal, Head of Economics, Teacher of Geography.
Crilly, Séamas (Mr): Head of Counselling, Teacher of English.
Cullen, Gerry (Mr): Head of Italian. Past Pupil.
Cullen, Phil (Mr): Head of French. Past Pupil.
Curran, Gerlyn (Ms):  Senior School Year Head, Science. Health & Safety. Events. B.Sc., B.Tech., M.Sc., P.G.C.E., D.A.S.E., Adv.Cert.Ed. Psy.
Cushley, Nigel (Mr): Senior Management. Physics. Past Pupil.
Daly, Sean (Mr): Teacher of Latin and English.
Devlin, Sheila (Mrs): Senior Management,  Head of French. Formerly “Ma Foster”.
Doyle, James Philip (Br): Died 17th July 1988 ages 90 years, Milltown Cemetery, Belfast.

Dynan, Finbarr (Mr):  Teacher of Mathematics. Past Pupil.
Dynan, Seán (Mr) RIP: Elocution, Drama. Barrack Street. From Cork.
Ennis, Larry (Br): Principal: 1980s, Teacher of Science.  Dedicated throughout to Gaelic Football.
Fearon, Eddie (Mr)RIP:Vice-Principal.
Fearon, Sean (Mr) RIP: 
Fearon, Sean (Mr): Teacher of Irish. Then to St Joseph’s, Donaghmore.  Currently with the Inspectorate (ETI).

Rory O’Prey (Former Head of German), Séamus Bennett (Former Senior , Seán Mahon (Former Pupil and Current Chair, Board of Governors), Chris Tracey (Former Pupil and Former Governor), Zeta Sheerin (Jim Sheerin’s Better Half), Jim Sheerin (Former Principal), (Former Head of Mathematics), (Former Head of History).

Fitzmorris, Martina (Miss): Teacher of Spanish.
Gallagher, Charles (Br) RIP: Vice-Principal, Teacher of Science. From Carndonagh.
Gleeson, Denis (Br): Principal, Teacher of Religious Education. Taught in CBS, Gelen Rd. Former Director with ERST. Current Member with ERST.
Gleeson, Michael (Br): Teacher of English. Currently in the Nursing Home in Baldoyle, Co Dublin. 

Haughey, Sean (Mr): Vice-Principal, Head of English.
Hegarty, Terry (Mr) (Tárlach Ó hÉigeartaigh):  (RIP) Head of Irish. Senior Management.
Hodgkinson, Loretta (Mrs): Teacher of French in St. Mary’s CBGS. Formerly ‘ Ma Watters”.
Hodgkinson, Will (Mr): Teacher of Physics. Past Pupil.
Kelly, Barry (Mr): Currently Principal of Aquinas Grammar, Belfast.
Kelly, H L (Boris) (Br):  1950s
Keville, Kieran (Mr): Head of Politics.
Kinney, Fiona (Miss): Teacher of Science.
Lynam, David William (Bill) (Br): (RIP, 24th October 2001 aged 76 years, Milltown Cemetery, Belfast). Teacher of Mathematics. From Mullingar.
Magee, Br: (RIP) 1930s
Manning, Fergus (Mr): Head of Science. Teacher of Physics. Past Pupil.
McAleese, Liam (Mr): Science Teacher.
McAuley, Jim (Mr): (1976-2005). Science Teacher. Religion. Science and Technology. Botany Club.
McCann, Anne (Mrs): Head of History.
McClean, Jim (Mr): Teacher in Charge of Barrack St. Teacher of English.
McFarland, Pearce Celsus (Br): (RIP, 3rd January 1980, aged 63 years, Milltown Cemetery, Belfast.)  Past Pupil of the school.
McFlynn, Eamon (Mr): Senior Management. Head of Geography.
McGrath, Maurice (Mr): Head of Mathematics.
McGrath, Mr: 1930s
McGreevy, James (Mr):  Teacher of History. 

McGreevy, John Bede (Br): ‘The Boot’: (RIP, 6th October 1977, aged 60 years, Milltown Cemetery, Belfast.) Past Pupil – 1940s. Taught for a long time in St. Mary’s – Maths, Timetable, Football, Hurling, etc. His brother, also a past pupil,  served as a Christian Brother for most of his life in South Africa.
McNeill, Desi (Mr):  School Community, SENCO. Now a school Principal.
McQuillan, Marie (Mrs): (RIP 29th August 2013 aged 59) Head of Drama. Producer/Director of several great school shows.
Mistéil, Seosamh (Joe) (An tUas): (RIP, 22 Márta 2009) Múinteoir Gaeilge agus Teagasc Críostaí.
Monaghan, Charlie (Mr): Teacher of Mathematics. Handball. Past Pupil.
Monaghan. Tim (Br): Teacher (1970s) and former Chair of the Board of Governors (1980s). Former Principal of CBS, Glen Road. Past Pupil of Omagh CBS.
Murphy, J. M. (Br) (‘JM’): (RIP) Principal, Barrack St and Glen Road, Teacher of Mathematics.
Nannery, Matthew Finian (Br): (RIP. Died 10th March 1975, aged 52 years, in the office of St Mary’s CBGS. Milltown Cemetery, Belfast.) His brother, Jack, also served as a Christian Brother.
Neaton, Thomas (Br) RIP: One of  four Brothers who opened the school in November 1866, Divis St.
O’Donnell, Michael (Mr): Teacher of Geography. Past Pupil.
O’Farrell, Br: RIP 1930s. Barrack St.
Ó Maolchraibhe, Pádraig (An tUas): Head of Spanish.
O’Neill, Br (‘Stoneface’): (RIP) Principal. Served in a number of Irish and Zambian schools.
O’Prey, Rory (Mr): Head of German. Past Pupil.
Perry, Liam (Mr): Senior Management Team. Principal of  St Columbanus College, Co Down.
Quigg, Gerry (Mr): Assistant Head of English.
Rasdale, Brendan (Mr): Geography.
Rice, Sean (Mr): Teacher of Irish in the 1950s +
Scullion, Tony (Mr): Head of Geography. Seconded to CCEA in 2001. Left St Mary’s in 2004. Inspectorate.
Sheerin, Jim (Mr): Principal, Vice-Principal, Senior Management, Head of History. Past Pupil.
Tohill, Dermot (Mr): Head of English. Past pupil. Retired 2005.
Walshe, John Sebastian (Jack) (Br): (RIP, 14th July 1988, aged 58 years, Milltown Cemetery, Belfast.) Teacher in Charge of Barrack St. Taught in CBS, Glen Rd in the school’s opening year, 1962. From Tipperary.
Woodman, Kieran (Mr): Left St Mary’s to take up a post in Education in Galway University.
Woods, Briege (Mrs): Head of Art.
Woods, Fergus (Mr): Vice-Principal, Latin, English, Psychology, Basketball.

 

FORMER SUPPORT STAFF:
Cushley, Mrs RIP: Head Cook and Canteen Manageress.Mother of Mr Nigel Cushley. 
Delaney, Pat (Mr) RIP: Bursar
Doherty, E:
Mr John Donnelly: Past Pupil. Spent a lifetime on office duties, including attendance records, canteen, services, requisition and stationery office. 

Fitzpatrick, Anne (Miss): School Secretary, Office Manager, PA to seven Principals.
Hughes, Anne-Marie:
Magill, P:
McDermot, Paul (Mr): Admin Staff in 1950s