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Rathdown School

Mr Dermot Dix

Mr Dix is Principal of Rathdown Junior School

Dermot was appointed in 2018. 

Dermot brings a wealth of experience with him to Rathdown School having held the position of Headmaster of Headfort School, Kells, Co. Meath since 2003.

Dermot’s school years were spent in independent education, first as a student of Headfort, and later in St. Columba’s College, Rathfarnham. He holds a Bachelor of History from Trinity College, Dublin and a Masters of History from Pembroke College, Cambridge. Dermot has published a number of academic contributions in the field of history, notably the history of the British Empire in America, India and Ireland.

Prior to commencing his work at Headfort, Dermot spent 16 years in New York teaching History. This included several years at The Dalton School in Manhattan, which is routinely ranked among the top private high schools in the United States. Dermot has been dedicated to the field of education for over 30 years – 15 of which as Headmaster. Dermot is married to Chandana Mathur, who lectures in Anthropology at Maynooth University. The couple has one son, Conall.