Belfast Telegraph

Editor's Viewpoint: Top of the class

Kathleen Gormley is every parent's dream teacher, a woman of drive, vision and the ability to create positive change.

Her work at a school in Londonderry has seen the development not only of a new building, but also a new reputation for the institution with greatly increased academic achievement by the pupils.

She has also devoted a lot of time to cross-community work and now will champion that by taking over the role of headmistress at an integrated school in Belfast. Even after 25 years in a very demanding job she has lost none of her enthusiasm and generations of pupils will have much better prospects because of it.

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