About Us

The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown – H.P. Lovecraft, Supernatural Horror in Literature

Do I meet the criteria? How many others are in for this position? What will I be asked? These are just some of the ‘unknowns’ in terms of applying for primary education posts in Ireland.

Education Interview Hub aim to remove these fears through providing independent and impartial feedback via a structured three step approach: application form analysis, interview preparation and mock interviews.

Our company is the only one in Ireland which specifically focuses on supporting and advising ambitious educators in seeking to find their dream job. We believe real life experience is essential when advising professionals. That is why our services are only delivered by experienced principals and teachers.

Education Interview Hub caters for aspiring principals, deputy principals, assistant principals (I & II), teachers and Special Needs Assistants. We offer bespoke support to meet your needs, experiences and expectations when applying for posts.

All conversations and guidance provided are confidential.

Our Team

Kenneth Kerins
Kenneth Kerins is the founder of Education Interview Hub. He is principal of St. Brigid’s National School, Redhills, Co. Cavan. This is a mainstream primary school with special classes for children with Autism. Kenneth received his Bachelor of Education from St. Patrick’s College (DCU). He also holds a Masters in Teaching & Learning, a Post Graduate Diploma in Educational Leadership and a Post Graduate Diploma in Special Educational Needs. Kenneth has previously worked with the Department of Education as a mentor, facilitator and an associate for the National Induction Programme for Teachers. In this role he advised and supported schools with induction of newly qualified teachers. He has worked as a research supervisor to 3rd level Masters students in the areas of teaching and learning since 2012. In 2015, he set up Educational Interview Hub with a view to allowing teachers to access information associated with applying for jobs in Irish primary schools. Since then the company has evolved to cater for all positions in primary schools. In 2018, Education Interview Hub rolled out a series of seminars and 1:1 interview preparation for post primary teachers and Special Needs Assistants applying for jobs. In 2019, Kenneth was presented with the ‘Top 100 Leaders in Education’ award by GFEL at their conference in Dubai. This is a global award, of which he is the only Irish recipient.
John Murtagh
John Murtagh is principal of Our Lady of the Wayside N.S., Bluebell, Dublin. This is an urban, vertical DEIS Band 1 school with an ASD unit attached. John received his Bachelor of Education from St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra. Following this, he completed a Masters in Educational Leadership in The Institute of Education, DCU where he was awarded The Mark Morgan award for obtaining the Highest overall grade in the Masters of Education programme. John works as a part-time lecturer in DCU; as a research supervisor to 3rd level Masters students in the areas of both teaching and learning and parental involvement in schools since 2017. In 2020, John became an associate with Education Interview Hub, focussing on supporting Newly Qualified Teachers when applying for jobs and preparing for interviews as well assisting those applying for promoted posts.
Simon Carey
Simon Carey is an associate of Education Interview Hub. He is the Deputy Principal of St. David’s Holy Faith Secondary School, Greystones, a Catholic Voluntary Secondary School of 590 students. Simon has a Bachelor Of Humanities in History & Geography from UCD; Higher Diploma in Education from UCD; Master of Education (Hons) Leadership & Management from Trinity College, Dublin; Certificate in TEFL from UCD. Simon works as a Facilitator with the National Induction Programme for Newly Qualified Teachers since 2012, delivering workshops in several Education Centres. Simon is also a mentor for NQTs in his own school, part of the Droichead induction programme.
Kelsey Maguire
Kelsey Maguire is Assistant Principal at St. Brigid’s National School, Redhills, Co. Cavan. This is a mainstream primary school with special classes for children with Autism. Kelsey received her Bachelor of Education from St. Patrick’s College (DCU). She also holds a Masters of Education. Kelsey is the Special Education coordinator in her school and oversees teaching and learning in the school’s 3 special classes. In 2018, Kelsey became an associate with Education Interview Hub, focussing on supporting Special Needs Assistants when applying for jobs and preparing for interviews.
Ciana Callanan
Ciana Callanan is principal of Ballyglass National School, Ardrahan, Co. Galway. This is a rural mainstream primary school. Ciana received her Bachelor of Education from Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. On completion of her degree, she was awarded the Bonn Vere Foster Award for obtaining first place in Teaching Practice and Curricular Studies. She also holds a Masters in Educational Leadership and Management, a Post Graduate Diploma in Educational Leadership and is currently completing a Post Graduate Diploma in Social Studies and Counselling Skills. Ciana has previously worked with the Department of Education as a mentor and facilitator for the National Induction Programme for Teachers. In this role she delivered workshops in several Education Centres and supported schools with the induction of newly qualified teachers. She recently became a member of her school’s Droichead Professional Support Team (PST). She has given a number of lecturers to Mary Immaculate College students in recent years in areas such as Multiclass Teaching and Múineadh na Gaeilge. In 2020, Ciana became an associate with Education Interview Hub, focussing on supporting Newly Qualified Teachers when applying for jobs in Gaelscoileanna and preparing for interviews trí mheán na Gaeilge.