Board of Management Reports
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Board of Management Members
Mr. Cormac Murphy, Chairperson
Cormac has two children in Stratford College, Tim in Transition Year and Isobel in 1st Year. He was involved in the Parents Association for a number of years. He has been appointed by the Trustees as Chairman of the Board of Management for a second term.
Rabbi Zalman Lent, Trustee Nominee
Rabbi Zalman Lent serves as Rabbi of the Dublin Hebrew Congregation, and teaches Jewish studies in Stratford NS and Stratford College. He is married to Rifky Lent and together they have six children.
Mr. Harold Eppel, Trustee Nominee
I’m Harold Eppel. I’ve one teenager in Stratford College and my other child is a past pupil. Daniel is in 5th Year. Both have come from Stratford National School where I was very involved in the Parents Association. At present I’m on Stratford College Parents Association and the Board of Management.
Ms. Delia Donohoe, Teacher Nominee
My name is Delia Donohoe. This is my twelfth year teaching in Stratford College. I am the Classical Studies teacher and Learning Support Coordinator. I am a teacher nominee on the Board of Management. I look forward to working with the Board to maintain the high standards of Stratford College as a centre of excellence for learning.
Ms. Imelda Reynolds, Parents Nominee
Imelda Reynolds is a solicitor and is now Chairperson of Beauchamps Solicitors in Dublin, having served as Managing Partner of the firm between 2001and 2008. She is a member of the Regulation of Practice Committee of the Law Society of Ireland, and of the Governing Body of the Dublin Institute of Technology, (where she chairs the Audit Committee). She is also a member of the Board of Dublin Docklands Development Authority. Imelda served as President of Dublin Chamber of Commerce in 2011. Derinn is in 5th Year.
Ms. Patricia Gordon, Secretary to the Board
Patricia Gordon was born in Dublin and attended St. Joseph of Cluny Secondary School, Killiney, and University College Dublin (UCD) where she studied English, History and Philosophy. Following qualification as a teacher, she went on to teach English and History in Colaiste Eanna, Cabra, St. Joseph of Cluny and Stratford College. Her post-graduate studies included Catechetics Education (UCD) and Guidance and Counselling in University College Cork (UCC). She was awarded her Masters in Education from UCD in 2001. She was Transition Year Co-ordinator and Guidance Counsellor before her appointment as Principal in 1999.
Patricia Gordon is a member of the Association of Managers of Catholic Secondary Schools (AMCSS), the Irish School Heads’ Association (ISA); the Institute of Guidance Counsellors (IGC), the National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals (NAPD) and is currently a member of the National Curriculum Advisory Group of the Joint Managerial Board (JMB).
Susannah Kelly, Trustee Nominee
Susannah Kelly is a freelance Archaeological Conservator based in the School of Archaeology in UCD and parent of Oscar (6th year) and Popi (2nd year). She is nominated as a Trustee representative to the Board of Management.
Ms. Venita Kenny, Teacher Nominee
Venita Kenny is a teacher nominee on the Board of Management. She teaches the subjects History, Civic, Social and Political Education (CSPE) and Irish and is the liaison teacher for Student Council in the school.
Mr Paul Kelly, Parents Nominee
Paul is a retired secondary school teacher after thirty six years service. He is a graduate of the universities of Maynooth and UCD. His subjects were - English, Special Needs, Religion and History. His areas of responsibility as an Assistant Principal were – Coordinator of Special Educational Needs and Director of Adult Education. Paul is married to Valerie and they have five children. Cormac the youngest is in 5th Year.