The Power of a Great Teacher

Feb 19, 2019, 10:00 AM
Guest: Tomás Ó Ruairc

Tomás Ó Ruairc, Director of the Teaching Council, tells us about the ways the teachers he met inspired him and set him on the educational path that shaped his career.

Tomás started his career teaching Irish and history at Athlone Community College. He was head of the Irish Department in Froebel College of Education from 2000 for five years and Education Programme Manager at Foras na Gaeilge before becoming Deputy CEO in 2007. He held the post of chair of Meitheal Chinnireachta (Leadership Forum) and of the Network for the Promotion of Linguistic Diversity and sat on the Council of the NCCA from 2006-2009. In 2009, Tomás became a Director in the Department of Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht before taking on his current role as Director of the Teaching Council in 2012.