Deirdre O’Connor was nominated to the Teaching Council as an INTO nominee. Originally from Monaghan but living in Chapelizod, Dublin she is Assistant General Secretary of the INTO (Irish National Teacher’s Organisation). She is a graduate of St Patricks College, Drumcondra and University of Ulster (Jordanstow). She previously taught in St. Marys BNS, in Monaghan. She has been working with the INTO since 2002.