Education Authority Appoints New Director of Education

Friday, 8th November 2019

The Education Authority (EA) has announced the appointment of Michele Corkey as Director of Education.

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photo of Michele Corkey - Director of Education

The Education Authority (EA) has announced the appointment of Michele Corkey as Director of Education.

Michele will take up post in the new year and brings over 28 years’ teaching and leadership experience to her new role. Having served as a principal for 11 years, Michele recently led the successful amalgamation of three schools in the Lurgan area to create St Ronan’s College, the largest, all ability grammar school in Northern Ireland.

Welcoming the appointment, Sara Long, Chief Executive of EA said:

“I am pleased to announce the appointment of Michele Corkey as Director of Education. Michele has a wealth of experience as a school leader and will play a key role in transforming the services we deliver for children and young people in Northern Ireland.”

“I look forward to welcoming Michele to EA and wish her every success in her new role.”

Incoming Director of Education, Michele Corkey added:

“I am delighted to be appointed as Director of Education for EA.

“Having dedicated my career to improving educational outcomes for children and young people, I recognise both the challenges and opportunities currently facing the system.  I look forward to commencing my role in the new year.”

Last modified: 08/11/2019