Our Team

Our “Team” in order of their arrival at Firoda N.S. consists of the following people:

 Name Year Commenced
Ailish Dunne – Principal (Support Teacher)
ailish2016: Mrs. Dunne replaced Mr. Fogarty as Principal in September 2016.  She previously worked in St John’s Junior and Senior Schools Kilkenny, working as Home School Community Liaison Coordinator for the past four years  and as a permanent class teacher for eleven years prior to that. 
Joe Meagher – Deputy Principal (First and Second Class Teacher)
j1997: Mr. Meagher, a past pupil of the school previously worked in Leighlinbridge N.S. He replaced Mrs. McPhillips who had been appointed as a second teacher in 1983. He became deputy principal on the retirement of Miss Fogarty in Jan. 2016
Kim McCormack – Caretaker
km2001: Mrs McCormack was appointed to the position following the retirement of Mrs. Tynan who had been caretaker of the school since it’s opening in 1962. Kim has recently started her own wood carving business specialising in the Equine Theme. Her work can be viewed on http://kimscarvings.wix.com/wood#!
Angela Fogarty – Secretary
a2001: Mrs. Fogarty was appointed when a new part-time secretarial position was created for small primary schools. 
Pamela Dunne – Special Needs Assistant
p2010: Miss Dunne’s first appointment was to Firoda N.S. when a new position was created.
Roseann Grace – Fifth and Sixth Class Teacher
r2012: Ms. Grace previously worked in Michael St. N.S. Wexford and in Askea Boys N.S. Carlow. She was appointed when, due to rising numbers, a new – 4th. classroom teacher position was approved by the Department of Education. 
Marie Brennan – Special Needs Assistant
2015: Mrs. Brennan’s appointment to Firoda N.S. marked a career change for her. She had previously worked for a number of years in the Kilkenny People Office. The creation of a new position in Firoda gave her the opportunity to pursue a career she always desired.
Olivia Mooney – Third and Fourth Class Teacher
olivia12015: Miss Mooney replaced Miss O’ Brien who has returned to her native Co. Cork. This is her first full time position, having  worked in a cluster of schools last year following her graduation.
Elaine Kinsella – Support Teacher
ek2016: Miss Kinsella replaced Miss Fogarty who retired at the end of 2015. She previously worked in St. John of God GNS in Dublin.
Breda Lacey- Junior and Senior Infant Teacher
Ms. Lacey joined our team following the retirement of Mrs. Kay Murtagh in September 2021. Ms. Lacey has previously taught abroad in China, Australia and the United Kingdom. She has worked in Ireland for the last three years, most recently in Ballyragget N.S.