Appointment of New Director, NAPD

Michael Cregan, President of NAPD has announced that following a public competition, Mr Paul Crone, formerly Principal of Old Bawn Community School, Tallaght and currently Director of Schools in City of Dublin ETB has been appointed as Director of the National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals (NAPD).

The vacancy arose when the Director, Clive Byrne, announced his intention to retire at the end of the current school year. Mr Crone will take up his appointment on the 1stSeptember next.

Speaking after the announcement Paul commented.

“I am looking forward to taking up the position as Director of the hugely prestigious and member led association, NAPD. My experience for 11 years as a Principal in the Community and Comprehensive sector and 2 years as Director of Schools in the Education and Training Board sector has given me opportunities and experiences to develop a vision for NAPD to harness and articulate the collective voice of school leaders throughout the 3 sectors in Irish education.

I look forward to working with the National Executive, the Deputy Director and Head Office team and connecting with the regions to hear the concerns of members to see how NAPD can best represent school leaders. Continuing and building on the strong traditions of NAPD will ensure that the voice of school leaders is represented in all discussions that impact on school development and that support is provided to inspire Principals and Deputy Principals to achieve their leadership potential in a sustainable way. The strength of NAPD is in our unity and together we will move forward in strength.”


NAPD looks forward to the next phase of development under Paul’s leadership.