There are 9 full time teachers on staff including the Principal. We also have 4 teachers who jobshare along with one other teacher who is shared with other schools. There are 4 Special Needs Assistants and our school secretaries, Kim McGlynn and Mairéad Fennell.. We also employ a cleaner and a caretaker. Here is our list of this year’s staff and their primary roles in the running of the school.
Ms. Dunne, Principal
Ms. Dunne has been Principal at Ratheniska since 1999. Ms. Dunne is an Administrative Principal.
Mrs. Dwyer, Deputy Principal
Mrs. Dwyer has worked at Ratheniska National School since 1993. Mrs Dwyer’s job involves teaching class and helping Ms. Dunne run the school.
Junior Infants – Mrs Joan Dwyer
Senior Infants – Ms. Sarah Stapleton
First Class – Mr. Niall Fennelly
Second Class – Mrs Michelle O’Byrne
Third Class – Ms. Laura Moloney
Fourth Class – Mr. Kevin O’ Mahony
Fifth Class – Ms. Sandra Mulhall
Sixth Class – Mr. Brendan Conway
S.E.T. (Special Education Teachers) – Ms. Karen Fingleton/Mrs Martha Dooley (Senior Infants, 2nd Class)
– Ms. Ciara Dempsey/Ms. Michelle Begley (Junior Infants, 1st Class, 5th Class, 6th Class)
– Mr. James Burke – (3rd Class, 4th Class)
Board of Management
Current Board Members
Chairperson: Fr. David Vard
Secretary: Ms. Pauline Dunne
Treasurer: Mr. Chris Fingleton
Teacher Nominee: Mr. Brendan Conway
Patron Nominee: Ms. Jacqui Crutchley
Parent Nominee: Mr Stephen McCarthy
Parent Nominee: Ms. Susan Bailey
Community Nominee: Jimmy Morrin
Boards are appointed for a term of four years.