Teaching staff

Class teachers


Marguerite Devane: Marguerite has taught in the Kindergarten (An Grianán group) since September 2001. She graduated from St. Patrick’s Training College, Dublin with a B. Ed. degree in 1987. In 1986 she took the Kindergarten Training Course at Wynstones (Gloucestershire, England). She has experience in both National Schools and Waldorf Schools.

Class 1/2

Mary Jo Kennedy: info coming soon

Class 3/4

Ciara Felle: Ciara graduated from University College of Cork in 2003 with a B.A degree in English and History. She completed a Post Graduate Degree in Primary Education from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. She taught in Scotland and returned to Ireland in 2010. She has been teaching in Raheen Wood since September 2011.

Class 5/6 and Principal

Seamus Devane: Seamus teaches Class 4/5 this year. Seamus graduated from St Patrick’s Training College, Dublin in 1981 where he received his Bachelor of Education. He taught for five years in a primary school in Dublin. In 1986 he moved to Wynstone’s Steiner School in the U.K where he completed Steiner Teacher Training. From 1988 – 2000 he was a class teacher at Wynstones School. In 2000 he returned to Ireland where he taught teenagers at the Alfa Project in Scariff. In 2008 he joined the staff at Raheen Wood Steiner National School as a class teacher.

Subject Teachers


Mia Foley: Mia graduated from the Limerick School of Art and Design in the nineties with a first class honours degree in Fine Art, where she went on to do the Art and Design Teacher Training. She is passionate about wool as a medium and about the value of handwork for children.


Regine Roskam

Learning Support/Resource Teachers

Maírín Kelly: Maírín Kelly graduated from St. Patrick’s Training College in 1983, taking her first teaching post in an inner city Dublin school.
She then pursued a career in art and design, recieving an MA in Fine Art from Wimbledon School of Art, London in 2004.
She returned to teaching at Raheen Wood Steiner N.S. in 2009.

Fionnuala Bates: Since graduating in 2004 with a B.Ed. from Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Fionnuala has been teaching in national schools in Clare, Tipperary, and Limerick city. Originally from Dublin, she worked as a volunteer for five years in East Africa before returning to Ireland in 1981 where she worked as a relationship and fertility counsellor while raising five children. She lives in Shannon and for many years has taken an interest in Waldorf education and the work of Rudolf Steiner. She now job shares with Maírín Kelly.

Teaching assistants:

Kindergarten Assistants: Niamh Ruiséal & Ziva Ellis

Special Needs Assistants

Simona Taylor – Came to Ireland from Italy via London in 1991. She worked in London for 8 years, where she worked in primary schools and day centres in the inner city as a nursery nurse. Simona trained and worked as a Steiner Kindergarten teacher within Raheen Wood and her four children all attended Raheen Wood Steiner School. She has been an SNA and home tutor for the past 6 years.