Claire Matthews is the Principal of Firhouse ETSS (Educate Together Secondary School) in Dublin.
Claire taught English, French, CSPE and SPHE in Coláiste Chiaráin in Leixlip, where she is originally from, for 13 years before going on secondment to the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) in 2012. Whilst in PDST, she worked primarily in the areas of Literacy, School Self-evaluation, English and Modern Foreign Languages.
From August 2016 - August 2017, Claire worked as Team Leader for Modern Foreign Languages with Junior Cycle for Teachers (JCT). In recent years, Claire has also been lecturing student teachers on the Professional Masters in Education (PME) programme in UCD. Her educational passions also include Restorative Practice and Entrepreneurial Education.