Professor Anne O'Gara has had a long and distinguished career of service in Irish education. She was appointed President of Marino Institute of Education (MIE) in August 2006, having previously worked as a Primary Inspector with the Department of Education and Skills and taught for more that twenty years. In February 2014, she was awarded the title of Adjunct Professor in the School of Education, Trinity College Dublin (TCD) in recognition of her experience and leadership in the field of teacher education in Ireland.
Anne holds a number of representational positions. She has been a Director of the Central Applications Office (CAO) since 2009 and made a significant contribution to the development of the CAO Strategic Plan 2013. Anne is a nominee of the Board of Trinity College Dublin to University Council. She is a member of the Management Committee of The Standing Conference on Teacher Education, North and South (SCoTENS) and she was nominated previously to the Teaching Council in 2007 and served as a Council member over a four year period.
Anne's academic qualifications include a B. Ed (1978), M. St. (School Leadership) (1999) and Ph.D. (2005). She is a strong advocate of lifelong learning and participated in the Institute of Public Administration, Leadership Challenge Programme. which included inputs at the Kennedy School of Public Administration, Harvard University. She was a member of an Irish delegation which undertook a Summer School at the Alliance for Catholic Education, University of Notre Dame and she successfully completed the Trinity College Innovation Academy Executive Breakout Programme in 2015.