Catherine Doolan was elected to the Teaching Council in the Leinster area (Primary Sector). Catherine lives in Shannonbridge, Co. Offaly and is teaching principal of Lumcloon N.S. where she is a special education teacher. A graduate of Carysfort College, she also holds an M. Ed. in Literacy from NUIG. She is currently studying for a Doctorate in Education. Catherine's educational interests are educational policy development, special education - particularly inclusion and quality professional development for teachers.