Many of us have had a teacher, or teachers, who transformed our life – teachers that understood us, encouraged us, unlocked our potential and inspired us to new places.
About Teachers Inspire
Teachers Inspire is an Ireland-wide initiative that seeks to celebrate teachers and to recognise the transformative role they play in our lives and in our communities.
The motivation behind Teachers Inspire is to create a platform that highlights the work of our exceptional teachers, and give them the validation and recognition they deserve.
Prof. Brian MacCraith, President of DCU
Who is behind this initiative?
The Teachers Inspire initiative evolved from a discussion between Dermot Desmond, benefactor of The Desmond Chair in Early Childhood Education at DCU, and Prof. Brian MacCraith, President of DCU. Mr. Desmond believed that the value of our extraordinary teachers was not fully recognised and agreed that he would sponsor a nationwide campaign to pay tribute to teachers who have made a positive impact on the lives of their students.
2019 was its first year.