Derek Harkness - Chairperson
Derek Harkness is the Principal of Carr's Glen Primary School, a large school located at the upper end of the Oldpark Road. He graduated in 1986 and has worked in several primary schools, as a teacher, Vice-Principal and as Principal, as well as an advisory officer in the Western Education & Library Board. He also serves as an Associate with the Regional Training Unit, assisting in the training and development of trainee Head Teachers, working as an assessor and coach.
Derek brings valuable experience in working with children, an in-depth knowledge of the educational sector and considerable management experience. He is committed to the development of the whole child and sees the service that Jigsaw provides as a vital component in any schools pastoral care.
When he's not at school, or attending Jigsaw committee meetings, Derek might be found on a river or lake casting a fly or even exercising his artistic ability through drawing or painting!