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