Meet the Team

Principal – Ashling Kenevey

Ashling started her career in the IT industry before following her passion into the teaching profession in 2012. She taught Maths, Business and IT in Ringsend College and Coláiste Dhulaigh. She established an after-school coding club and managed the senior boys’ and junior girls’ soccer teams. Ashling is involved in Trinity Gaels GAA club and manages one of their teams.

She holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership and Management from NUI Maynooth, a Postgraduate Diploma in Education from Hibernia College, a Higher Diploma in Computer Science and a B.A. Hons Degree in Maths and Economics from UCD. Ashling is a qualified Accountant Technician also a Leaving Certificate Maths Examiner with the State Examinations Commission.

“I believe that what happens in the classroom is the most important aspect of school life and as Principal I will support teachers to ensure all students are working to the best of their ability and reaching their true potential both academically and personally. I have always believed in a student-centred approach to teaching and learning. By showing an interest in students, ensuring that they know you care, developing their self-esteem and praising their progress they enjoy learning and become hungry for more. I believe that by involving students, parents and the wider community in the running of the school, we can create the best environment for our students to excel”.

Deputy Principal – Fiona Whitney

Fiona graduated from NUI Maynooth before moving to London to study for the
Postgraduate Diploma in Education at the University of London. Fiona has also
completed a Masters in Educational Leadership with the University of Warwick.
Fiona worked in Sarah Bonnell School in London for 11 years undertaking a number
of different roles such as Learning for Life Co-ordinator, Deputy KS3 Progress
Leader, Curriculum Leader of Geography, Curriculum Leader of Humanities and
Assistant Head teacher.

In 2014, Fiona was awarded the U.K Pearson Prize for Pupil Impact Award, which is
awarded to an educational leader who has shown outstanding commitment and
made the greatest impact on pupil achievement. Fiona joined us from Griffeen Community College where she held the position of Deputy Principal.

“I am honoured to be appointed Deputy Principal of Dublin North East Educate
Together Secondary School. I look forward to working with Principal Kenevey and all
members of the school community in developing an exceptional school that gives
every student every opportunity to succeed”.