About Ciarán Flynn
Ciarán Flynn, Educational Consultant, recently retired from his eight year tenure as General Secretary of the Association of Community and Comprehensive Schools (ACCS), where he advised and supported the Boards of Management and Principals of the 96 schools in the Association. He acted as a Management nominee on the Teaching Council for a three year term.
He was Principal of Navan Community College and the founding Principal in 1994 of Ashbourne Community School. In his 30 year teaching career he worked in a number of Dublin and Meath schools as a Science and Career Guidance teacher, then as a Deputy Principal and completed his Masters in Education Management in the University of Ulster in 1994. He worked for an eight year period as a Part-Time Lecturer in DCU on the M.Sc. in Educational Training and Management programme in areas such as Action Research and Leadership.
He was a member of the national Leadership Development for Schools Team for a three year period working with newly appointed Principal and Deputy Principal teachers countrywide. As an Educational Consultant he has worked for and with individual schools, regional and national educational bodies in carrying out investigations, supporting and promoting professional development. He also carries out work for the Department of Education and Science in a number of areas. He is the Chairperson of the boards of management of two schools in the Leinster area.