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.
Lorcan Coyle
Lorcan Coyle is an associate of Education Interview Hub. He is the principal of St. Pius X BNS, Terenure, Dublin 6W. St. Pius X BNS is a mainstream, vertical school with a teaching staff of 31 and a student population of 535. Lorcan completed his initial teacher education by graduating from St Patrick’s College (DCU) with a Bachelor of Education degree (BEd). He also holds a Masters in Education (MEd) in the area of management and leadership awarded by UCD. He is currently completing a Doctorate in Education in DCU; his research is looking at understandings around assessment at primary level. Previously, Lorcan worked with the National Induction Programme for Teachers as both a mentor and facilitator. He is also a contributor to a number of training programmes, in particular to a European teacher education project. Lorcan became involved with Education Interview Hub in 2016, initially working with preparation of Newly Qualified Teachers, moving more recently to 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.