Rosemary Maxwell-Eager (BA(Mod) HDE MEd)has been named as the thirteenth Principal and Warden of the 253 year old Wilson’s Hospital School in Multyfarnham.
Mrs Eager is the first female to hold the post.
The trustees and guardians of the school have announced that Mrs Eager will take up her position at the beginning of the school year 2014 - 2015, following the retirement of the present warden, Adrian Oughten.
A native of Clara, Co. Offaly Mrs Eager was educated at Glengara Park School, Dun Laoghaire and Trinity College Dublin. She later completed a further degree at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth.
She has served as Deputy Principal of Wilson’s Hospital for a number of years and represents the Church of Ireland Board of Education on the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment. She also serves on the Executive of the National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals.
The incoming Warden brings many talents to her new role. She is acknowledged to be an accomplished academic with her abilities extending over a wide range of educational areas and interests.
Mrs. Eager has had considerable experience in the boarding life of the school having served in various positions in the Residency over the years.
The incoming Warden, as a member of the Church of Ireland, recognises the unique place of Protestant schools in the modern era..