Louise has been principal of St. Joseph’s Primary School in Tipperary Town since 2009. She previously worked for a year with School Development Planning as a facilitator, and for a further year with the Primary Development Service for Teachers as an advisor, during which time she completed post-graduate studies in School Planning. Louise worked in Grange NS, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary for 20 years, and was Acting Principal there for 2 years. She has experience as both teaching and administrative principalship.
Louise was the Tipperary representative on the IPPN National Council since 2017 and subsequently served on the Board of Directors for 5 years. Louise has been a very strong advocate for schools in areas of disadvantage, seeking extra resources under the DEIS scheme. Louise is on the DEIS Advisory Group.
Other areas of interest for Louise in her Presidency are:
- Further development of the Local Support Group Project
- Membership engagement to include Newly Appointed Principals.
Louise has a strong interest in school planning as a powerful means of promoting school effectiveness and development. She was elected IPPN Deputy President/President-elect in June 2021 and serves as president from September 2023 to August 2025.