A west Donegal native has been elected as the new vice president of the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO).

Dorothy McGinley, native of Annagry, represents District 2 encompassing Derry, Tyrone, Fermanagh, Armagh and South Down, on the INTO Central Executive Committee since 2012.

She graduated from St Patrick’s College in 1986 and currently teaches in Sion Mills primary school in Co. Tyrone.

Speaking at the closing of the National Congress on Wednesday, Ms McGinley said she was ‘truly humbled and truly honoured’ to have been elected as the new President.

She has a varied teaching background having spent nine years teaching in various international school systems; subsequently returning to teach in Northern Ireland where she became an active INTO member. She became District 2 representative on the Northern Committee and Central Executive Committee in 2012.

Dorothy has previously served as INTO Education Committee District 2 representative as well as Branch Secretary/Treasurer for the Strabane Branch and was chairperson of the Northern Committee in 2017-2018.