Faith Leadership and Governance Team

The following personnel are the co-ordinators for the new CEIST Faith Leadership and Governance Team.


Catherine-McCormackCatherine McCormack

Catherine graduated from Mater Dei Institute in 1983 and taught Religion and English for over twenty years.

During this time Catherine completed a Masters degree in School Leadership and Management and also qualified as a guidance counsellor.

In 2006 Catherine joined the staff of St. Patrick’s College, Thurles as Chaplain and counsellor and then as Head of Teaching Practice in 2010.

Catherine who joined CEIST in 2012 can be contacted on
phone: 086-0616123 / 01-6510350


Gerry McGuill

Gerry hails from Dundalk, was educated in St Mary’s College, Dundalk, Trinity College, Dublin & NUI, Maynooth. In 1977 Gerry joined the teaching staff of his Alma Mater, St Mary’s College, where he remained for 25 years before taking up the position of Principal at Our Lady’s Secondary School, Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan.

Gerry led Our Lady’s through many exciting changes to the educational landscape during his twelve years as Principal and brings this experience to his role as School Leadership Officer – Faith and Governance with CEIST.

Gerry joined the CEIST Team in 2014 and can be contacted on
phone: 087-6826758 / 01-6510350


Colin Roddy

Colin Roddy, a native of Galway City, began his teaching career in the Brigidine Convent, Mountrath where he taught Chemistry, Biology, Science and Mathematics for sixteen years.

Colin was appointed principal in the Christian Brothers Roscrea overseeing the amalgamation of the school with the other two Roscrea secondary schools into a Community College.

Following the completion of the amalgamation Colin was in turn appointed principal in Coláiste Choilm, Tullamore during which time the school experienced a period of expansion and building development.

Colin joined the CEIST Team in 2017 and can be contacted on
phone: 086-6008147 / 01-6510350


Gerry Watchorn

Gerry Watchorn  has been Principal of Presentation De La Salle College Bagenalstown, Co.Carlow, St. Mary’s Secondary School New Ross, Co. Wexford and St. Fintans C.B.S. Doon, Co. Limerick. He also worked on secondment with the Department of Education and Science School Development Initiative Team for 5 years.

Gerry joined the CEIST team in 2017 and can be contacted on
phone: 087-6429938 or 01-6510350