School Staff 


Deirdre Murphy

I am delighted to take-on the position of Principal at Brannoxtown CNS in September 2023, along with my role as Seionr Room teacher.

I have been teaching for 13 years both in Dublin and abroad. I spent five years living in Santiago, Chile where I was lucky enough to work in a progressive British School teaching English and music. I am passionate about music and I love to play the piano and sing whenever possible. I also love sports and I play tennis and hockey. I recently completed a Masters in Educational Leadership and my research topic focused on the idea of Ethical Leadership.

I love teaching and I am very excited to welcome children to the Senior Room at Brannoxtown CNS.  I know that together, we will enjoy a year filled with laughter, learning and lots of fun!

Lyndsey Regan

I am so delighted to be joining the team here at Brannoxtown CNS as mainstream teacher for children in 2nd, 3rd and 4th class. I have worked as a teacher in Dublin City Center for the past six years after moving to Dublin to complete my Professional Masters in Education. 

During my time teaching, I have developed a great interest in extracurricular activities and I love exploring Art, Science and Drama with my class. I am excited to get involved in whole school projects and I can’t wait to contribute to the school here, in a variety of ways. 

I love the atmosphere and enthusiasm of the students here in Brannoxtown CNS and I’m truly enjoying  creating fun learning experiences for my students!

Suzanne Dowling

SNA at Brannoxtown CNS since January 2022. More information will follow!

Liz Kavanagh

I am the School Secretary at Brannoxtown CNS, working part-time since September 2019.  I have previously worked in the Telecommunications and Financial industries.

I am delighted to be working at Brannoxtown Community National School.  I joined Brannoxtown CNS at a very exciting time where the school is developing, growing and expanding on an on-going basis. It is a lovely environment to work in and to see the children thriving under the guidance of their Teachers.

Sinéad Leydon, School Services Manager (The Learning Tree)

I began the Afterschool Club in Brannoxtown CNS in September 2021. Responding to parents’ needs, I began additional school services in September 2022, including a Breakfast Club and Preschool. Working with Múinteoir Deirdre, our first Summer Camp began in 2022.

I have been working in the Early Years and School Age sectors for 18 years, most recently teaching in and managing a busy Dublin preschool. Prior to this, I spent four happy years working as a Special Needs Assistant (SNA) assisting children with a range of needs to access the curriculum and reach their potential. I have worked with varying age groups throughout my career from babies to teenagers and have always enjoyed watching them grow and learn. I really believe play is key for all children, it is how we learn best, through hands-on experiences. I am a firm believer in sensory play and its benefits and I am an advocate for outdoor activities and the outdoor classroom.

My values align closely with those of the school. I hope to be welcoming lots of families to The Learning Tree School Services at Brannoxtown CNS.  I promise it will be a place the children will always be welcomed, respected and so-well cared for.