Seán Delaney presents and produces Inside Education. He is a primary teacher (registered with the Teaching Council) who taught in primary schools for eleven years - ten of those in the Kilkenny School Project N.S. He works in Marino Institute of Education in Dublin, where he is Registrar. He received a Masters in Education from Harvard University and a PhD from the University of Michigan in the United States. His research interests are in mathematics education, teachers' mathematical knowledge, and the practice of teaching. He is a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the American Educational Research Association and the Irish National Teachers' Organisation. He is also on the Board of Studies of Project Maths. He authored the report Knowing What Counts: Irish Teachers' Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching which was published in February 2010. His website and blog can be viewed at www.seandelaney.com
Barry Hennessy was a news reporter on Inside Education from 2009 until June 2012. Barry has been a secondary teacher of French and Spanish for the past ten years. He holds a BA in Applied Languages and a research MA in Intercultural Studies from DCU and a Higher Diploma in Education from UCD. He was an Erasmus exchange student at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and worked as Lector in English at the Université de Haute Alsace in Mulhouse, France. He is an experienced oral and written examiner with the State Examinations Commission and adjudicates French debates for the Alliance Française in Dublin. Barry has nearly twenty years’ experience in radio. In addition to Dublin City FM, which he first joined in 1992, he has reported freelance for the BBC and RTE and been a subject expert on exam advice programmes on RTE 2FM. In the mid-1990s, he was one of the main current affairs presenters on Dublin Weekend Radio. Through a happy marriage of his linguistic and broadcasting skills, he has contributed to programmes on France Inter, Radio Nacional de España and Catalunya Radiò. Away from teaching and broadcasting, Barry is an avid independent traveller, seldom happier than when swapping tales from the road in some far off hostelry on a balmy tropical evening!