Ashfield College Teachers are the best performing teachers recruited from top Irish schools. Our teachers are renowned subject specialists and include Leaving Certificate examiners and text book authors. Below is a selection of our top team.

Romy Greham


Romy graduated from her degree in Mater Dei Institute of Education in 2016. Romy then completed a masters in chaplaincy and pastoral care with a 2.1 degree in 2018. Romy also teaches English and Religion and is the Pastoral Counsellor at Ashfield College. Teaching for over 4 years now Romy is kind, caring and passionate...

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Luca de Santis


Luca is from Rome and is an experienced language teacher. He has been a teacher of Italian as a Second Language since 2015, with relevant experience in Italy, Japan, and Ireland. He also holds a MPhil in Applied Linguistics from Trinity College Dublin.

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Dr Joe Gallagher

Guidance Counsellor

Joe Gallagher is a Guidance Counsellor with 25 years experience guiding students through the post school choices process, including CAO,UCAS and Further Education.

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Dr Finian Fallon

Mindfulness Counsellor

Dr Finian Fallon is an IACP accredited psychotherapist. He holds a first class honours BA in Counselling and Psychotherapy and a Masters in Addiction Studies. Finian is completing a Doctorate in Psychotherapy at Dublin City University. He works in his private clinic on Kildare Street and is also employed on a helpline service.

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Anne Scully


Anne Scully is one of Ireland’s best loved and most experienced Biology teachers. Her passion for her subject and ability to engage her students is second-to-none.

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John Winters

Subjects: Maths, Physics

John Winters has been teaching Maths, Physics and Applied Maths to Leaving Certificate (Higher Level) since 1993 and holds a Master’s Degree in Mathematics.

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Peter Jackson

Subjects: Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry

Peter is the author of several Leaving Cert text books in both Biology and Chemistry and has extensive experience as an Examiner for the State Exams Commission.

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Declan Fitzpatrick

Declan Fitzpatrick

Subjects: Irish, English

Declan Fitzpatrick has taught Irish and English to all levels for 35 years in Templeogue College, Dublin

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Nicky Dowling

Subjects: French, German

Nicky is a dynamic and inspirational teacher of modern languages, who graduated with the highest grade ever achieved for the PGCE from the University of Manchester. 

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Jennifer Skelly

Subjects: Geography, English (Higher)

Jennifer is an exceptionally popular and effective teacher who has taught both Geography and English at Ashfield College for more than five years.

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Philip Curry Leaving Cert Teacher

Philip Curry

Subjects: Accounting, Business Studies, Economics.

Philip has over 28 years’ teaching experience and he has worked for 16 years with the State Exams Commission as a Junior and Leaving Certificate Examiner.

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Sarah Clarke

Subjects: Art, Art History

Providing students with the tools to complete creative endeavours far beyond their Leaving Certificate Art exam is Sarah's goal.

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Kathleen Murphy

Subject: Music

Kathleen has been preparing and conducting Practical Music exams for the Leaving Cert for 10 years and is similarly experienced in teaching.

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Niamh Condon

Subjects: Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry

Niamh is an experienced science teacher who believes in preparing students for real-world, professional success.

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Val Connell

Subject: Design & Communication Graphics

Val is an education innovator with a passion for teaching students to create their own solutions.

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Maitiú Ó Faoláin

Subjects: Irish, Irish for Primary Teaching

Maitiú has over eleven years’ experience teaching Irish, including being a senior member of the teaching staff in Coláiste Árainn Mhóir Donegal.

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Darran Breathnach

Subject: Irish for Primary Teaching

Darran is a secondary school teacher of Irish and Geography for the past 10 years. He puts a massive emphasis on the spoken language and firmly believes that this improves all aspects of the language.

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Eoghan Casey

Subject: HPAT Preparation

Eoghan Casey is a Barrister-at-Law. He also holds a First Class Honours Degree in Mathematical Science and has taught at secondary and university level.

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Dr Ali Selim

Subject: Arabic

Since 1999, Dr Selim has been teaching Arabic to native and non-native speakers and lectures in Arabic studies at Trinity College.

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