23 Mar Appointment of new Headmaster
Mr Jonathan Graham will be the new Headmaster of Dundalk Grammar School from 1st September 2016 when Mr Cyril Drury steps down from the post. Mr Graham joined the Grammar School earlier this school year when he was appointed as Deputy Principal in September 2015.
A native of County Down, Mr Graham is a BA (Hons) graduate of the University of Plymouth. His Post Graduate Certificate in Education was undertaken at Goldsmith’s College London. Mr Graham also holds a Diploma in Educational Management from the University of Ulster and a Masters in Education degree from Trinity College Dublin.
Mr Graham will bring very extensive experience to his new position having worked since 2001 in a number of different roles in schools within the Republic of Ireland including periods served as Guidance Counsellor, Transition Year Co-ordinator and Deputy Principal. In addition Mr Graham also has the benefit of valuable experience gained from working in other education systems having previously taught in schools in England and Northern Ireland.
On announcing the news, Ms Alison Bothwell, Chairperson of the Board of Governors, said “This appointment is the result of a thoughtful investigative process that began last December when the Education Committee of the Board of Governors commenced a search to recruit the best-matched candidate for our school. The recruitment drive yielded significant interest and Mr Jonathan Graham has been unanimously selected by the Board of Governors to be our next school Headmaster.
Mr Graham’s passion for teaching-and-learning excellence and his commitment to Dundalk Grammar School’s enduring values and culture make him a compelling choice to lead the school in our next chapter. Mr Graham brings the qualities of an experienced teacher, a collaborative administrator, and a caring leader.”
Mr Graham is married to Jayne and they have two children. He is an active member of the Clermont Chorale and enjoys walking, reading and keeping fit. He said that he is delighted with his appointment as Headmaster and is eagerly looking forward to the new challenges ahead.