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St Joseph's Primary School, Lisburn

Board of Governors

Fintan Craig:

I work as a Finance Director for an animal feeds company in Belfast.  My daughter, Nancy attended St Joseph’s as did her older brother Charlie. I am a great believer in the important role that Catholic Primary schools play in shaping our children’s lives and in helping them be the best they can be.  I am proud of the job that the entire St Joseph’s school community does in this regard and am happy to serve on the Board of Governors as a means to give something back to this wonderful school. With my background being in finance, I aim to contribute to the Finance Sub-committee in particular.

Stephen McCormick:

My name is Stephen McCormick and I am the Parent Governor here at St Joseph's. I put myself forward as at Joseph's has been a fantastic school for my children Nara and Nahlin and I wanted to give something back. I felt I had relevant experience that might be useful. I am a teacher in Fort Hill Integrated College in Lisburn; there I hold a number of roles including Pastoral Lead for year 11, A-Level Science coordinator, and GAA coordinator. My passion is education and I look forward to working with the governors for the good of St Joseph's

Mary-Ellen Lynne:

I am an EA representative on the board of governors. My background is in tertiary education as a lecturer of Renaissance Literature and Shakespearean Studies, but in recent years have retrained and moved into public libraries, working for Libraries NI with a focus on library instruction, information and digital literacy, reader development and lifelong learning. Based in Lisburn, I am in the fortunate position to meet regularly with the pupils of St. Joseph’s in my own work environment where I can develop positive and productive relationships with both the staff and pupils alike. My aim as a member of the board of governors is to ensure the children of St. Joseph’s reach their full potential at every stage of their education by supporting the principal and teaching staff to keep delivering the high-quality standards of education we know to be standard at the school.

Gemma Plumb:

My first introduction to St Joseph’s was back in 2004 when I first came to an open night for P1’s and was extremely impressed with the whole event. I knew then that St Joseph’s was the right school for our family.

I have three children that have gone through St Joseph’s and one who is currently in P3. In all the time since joining the school my children’s experience, as well as my own has been fantastic. The enthusiasm and ambition for each child to be the best that they can be, from all involved in the school was contagious resulting with me spending 10 yrs on the PTA.

Joining the Board of Governors gives me an opportunity to give back again, my hope is that I can contribute to the continued improvement and development of St Joseph’s to ensure all the children have an inclusive, diverse and developmentally challenging experience.

Kieran Corrigan:

I have been employed in the pharmaceutical world for over 30 years and a member of the Board of Stepping Stones NI, an award-winning charitable organisation providing a range of services and social enterprises that support people with learning disabilities and learning difficulties, for nearly three years.

My two sons, James and Edward, both were lucky enough to study and grow within the St Joseph’s family. St Joseph’s was always important to our family and while the boys were young and part of the school, I was lucky enough to be involved with the PTA.

I was always proud that St Joseph’s proved to be a leading light across the Lisburn area. It is my desire to make sure that St Joseph’s remains in that premier position.

Eamonn Broderick:

I have known St Josephs since 2005 with three of our children having benefitted from their times at the School. I am a Civil Servant with experience of working in the Justice and Education sectors. As a governor I hope to bring to St Josephs the opportunities to create a safe and happy environment for all of our children, young people and the whole school team to thrive and excel; a chance to grow and show their talents and to give them the best start in life that St Josephs can provide.

Fr. Dermot McCaughan:

As Parish Priest in the Parish of Blaris, I am proud to be the Chaplain to St. Joseph's Primary School and serve as a member of the Board of Governors. St. Joseph's is a wonderful school that has a great connection with our parish. I love to visit the children and hear all their stories whilst supporting them on their journey of faith.