The education sector in Roscommon has suffered a big loss with the surprise departure of well-known school Principal Frank Chambers, a local councillor has said.
Mr. Chambers, who was Principal of Roscommon Community College up to last Friday, is taking up a new position within the GRETB (Galway and Roscommon Education and Training Board) area.
Independent county councillor Paddy Kilduff is a member of the GRETB Board and also a member of the Board of Roscommon Community College.
He said: “While I obviously wish Frank every success in his new career move, his departure is a huge loss to the education sector locally.
“Frank Chambers made an immense contribution in his time at Roscommon Community College. He did a great amount of very positive work over the years and I know that this is appreciated by parents and students and board members.
“Frank’s contribution to education in Roscommon was one of the finest we have encountered. I would like to take this opportunity to wish Frank and his family the very best in the future”.
The GRETB has confirmed that Mr. Chambers is taking up a new role and that Ms. Jude Lohan will act as Acting Principal, pending the appointment of a Principal.