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Rosena Jordan President 30/03/16

Rosena Jordan: New president of the INTO

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Press Release
Irish National Teachers’ Organisation
INTO Congress 2016
Clayton Whites Hotel, Wexford

Rosena Jordan: New president of the INTO

The new president of the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation is Rosena Jordan, originally from Castlebar, now living in Kingscourt, Co. Cavan. She represented counties Louth, Monaghan and Cavan on the INTO executive since 2008.

She went to St. Angela’s National School in Castlebar before attending Colaiste Muire, Tourmakeady Co Mayo for her secondary education. Following her Leaving Certificate she trained as a primary teacher and in 1982 graduated with a B.Ed degree from Carysfort College in Blackrock, Co. Dublin.

In January 1983, she got her first permanent teaching post in Carrickleck National School, Kingscourt, Co. Meath, a two teacher school, where she taught the junior classes. In 1994 she joined the staff of St. Mary’s National School in Virginia where she taught fourth class. At present she works as a resource teacher there.

Rosena was chairperson of East Cavan branch of the INTO for ten years before becoming chairperson of District 5, covering the counties of Cavan, Louth and Monaghan. She later represented the district on the INTO’s national Education Committee.

In 2008, she was elected to the Central Executive Committee of the INTO to represent the fourteen branches of the union in Cavan, Louth and Monaghan. In this role she has brought the issues affecting INTO members to school management and the Department of Education and Skills. She represented the INTO on the Early Childhood and Primary Language Committee of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment and currently represents the INTO on the Health and Safety Committee of Congress.

Rosena is an active member of the GAA and has been Club Secretary for both Kingscourt Stars GAA club and Kingscourt Stars Ladies. She was Assistant Secretary with Cavan Minor Board and served as Oifigeach na Gaeilge for five years with Cavan County Board. She subsequently became Ulster Scor Secretary.

Rosena has a keen interest in drama and first tread the boards with Sillan Players for their Millenium production of ‘Son of Man’. She enjoys walking, reading, cycling, swimming and skiing.