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Anne-Marie McGovern - Director

Anne-Marie McGovern is Acting Principal in St. Patrick’s Loreto Primary School in Bray.


She has previously worked as a HSCL Coordinator, mainstream class teacher and Special

Education teacher in Dublin and Wicklow and with Tusla Education Support Service as an

Integrated Services Manager, with operational responsibility for the HSCL Scheme. Anne-

Marie holds a B.Ed. from St. Patrick’s College, DCU, and a B.Sc (Hons) in Psychology

from the Open University.


With her extensive experience of working with and in DEIS

schools and communities, Anne-Marie completed a research Masters in Maynooth

University, with a thesis entitled, ‘Time to stop blaming parents: A case study of parents’

and children’s experiences of family life in marginalised communities with implications for

parenting interventions, educational welfare and policy’ and was also published in the

Children’s Research Digest 2020, with an article entitled, ‘Children as Policy Makers: How

the Inclusion of Children’s Voices in Research can Improve Parenting Supports in

Marginalised Communities’.

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