Peter Richardson has been appointed as the new vice-principal of Portadown College.
Originally from Carrickfergus, Mr Richardson is a graduate of Queen’s University, Belfast and the University of Ulster.
He began his teaching career at Belfast Royal Academy before moving to Foyle and Londonderry College.
Over the past 12 years he has been head of geography at Enniskillen Collegiate where he also had responsibility for ICT and was head of the sixth form. He has been at the forefront of promoting GIS technology within the geography curriculum and has written a range of journal articles and a textbook for GCSE geography.
Mr Richardson said, “I look forward to joining the staff at Portadown College and playing a key role in the strategic development of the college in meeting the needs of the young people in the local community.”
Mr Richardson currently lives with his family in Fivemiletown.
Simon Harper, the school’s principal, said Mr Richardson will bring plenty of qualities to the school.
“I warmly welcome Mr Richardson to the college in his new role as vice-principal. His track record of success and significant experience of educational innovation will contribute greatly to the excellent standards achieved by the college. These are exciting times for us, and indeed the Dickson Plan, as we move forward with confidence to continue delivering high quality education.”