Fr. Raymundo Macías, LC. Director of Dublin Oak Academy
Fr. Raymundo Macías, is a Mexican Legionary of Christ born in Montreal, Canada. He entered the Formation Center for Consecrated Life of Regnum Christi in 1982. A year later he went to Madrid to study Law and work in the youth ministry in Barcelona afterwards. In 1988 he entered the novitiate of the Legionaries of Christ in Salamanca, Spain where he studied Humanities. In 1990 he went to the Pontifical Atheneum Regina Apostolorum where he studied Philosophy and Theology. During those years he helped found Le Chatelard Academy in Switzerland and Highlands School in Sevilla, Spain. He was ordained a priest on December 24, 1997 and began his priestly ministry in France working in youth, family and vocational ministry. In 2008 he was named Director of the Andes Institute of Puebla, Mexico, to finally become the Director of Dublin Oak Academy, in Ireland in the summer 2014.
Fr. Joseph Fazio LC, Chaplain
Br. Aguinaldo Lima LC, Instructor of formation
Br. José Aguinaldo Lima is from Curitiba, Paraná, Brasil. He joined the Legionaries of Christ in 2004. He has done his novitiate in Colombia. After Colombia he was sent to study Classical Humanities in Connecticut, USA. He did his baccalaureate in philosophy in Rome. He is now working in Academy as a dean of section 1.
Robert Pattison, B.A., M.A., H. Dip. Ed.
After graduating from University College, Dublin with a Bachelor of Arts, Mr. Pattison studied for his Master of Arts at University College, Galway, and then returned to University College, Dublin to do his Higher Diploma in Education.
Registered with the Teaching Council of Ireland, Mr. Pattison has over 20 years’ experience teaching in Ireland and abroad, including the Middle East and Russia.
He has been 18 years with the academy, 12 in charge of academics, holding the position of General Prefect, Sports Coordinator and Coach at various times. He has taught English Literature, English Language, History, Classical Studies, Information Technology and Study Skills and still tries to spend as much time in the classroom as possible. He has overseen the introduction of the Junior Certificate, the Test of Interactive English and the Microsoft Office Specialist Exams.
He has been to the forefront in making Dublin Oak Academy a centre for excellence in the application of technology in education with a state-of-the art computer laboratory, data projectors in each classroom, each student using iPads as a primary learning tool, and Computer Game Design as a curricular subject.
He is married to Tomoko, a Maths teacher, and Principal of the Japanese School of Ireland, who has taught at Woodlands Academy on several occasions. They are the parents of three children.
Alison Blake B.A. (Mod) Hons; M. Sc.; H. Dip. Ed. Hons; CELTA
Ms. Blake has been teaching Science, Geography and EFL in the Academy since 1997. She qualified with an honours degree in Natural Sciences and a Masters in Environmental Science from Trinity College Dublin. After working as the National Coordinator of Coastwatch Europe Network, she did her teaching degree in Trinity and has taught since then. She possesses a Cambridge University Certificate in English Language Teaching (CELTA). Ms. Blake is an examiner of the Test of Interactive English.
Mr Devoy gave his first class in Dublin Oak Academy in September 1979. Since then he has participated in the development of the IT department and the establishment in the academy of the Junior Certificate Syllabus in Mathematics (along with many other changes over the years). Mr Devoy has a degree in Mathematics and Mathematical Physics from University College Dublin and his qualification in IT is from Trinity College Dublin. He has two grown up children. He enjoys reading, hill-walking, playing five-aside soccer and socialising.
Santos Celada has a B.Ed. specialising in Mathematics and Science with more than 30 years experience teaching Mathematics, Science and Spanish, and ReadingPlus.
Certification in teaching English as a Foreign Language. He enjoys sports, travelling, reading and socialising with friends and family.
After qualifying as a ‘UEFA B’ licensed soccer coach, Mark Doran worked as a professional coach in the United States for 3 years. Upon his return to Ireland in December 1998, and took up a soccer coaching role in Dublin Oak Academy. In 2000 Mr.Doran joined the staff on a full-time basis, taking up the role of professional Dean/Formator. His current role is as General Dean of Students, Sports Co-ordinator and Physical Education teacher. One part of his role involves managing and training the co-workers and he is also involved in most aspects of the student’s dailylives in the Academy. Mr.Doran has accompanied and led groups on numerous trips to England, Italy, Austria, Germany, France and Spain.
Szabolcs Benkoczy, husband of one, father of four, has been involved with youth ministry since 1996. After high school he studied Bioethics in Rome and obtained a masters degree.
He joined the Dublin Oak team in 2006 and has been involved with the students’ lives in many ways: from being section head through teaching Catholic Formation, from organizing trips and weekend outings through consoling boys in need to helping out with the IT department; he has been there and done that.
Mr Kennedy joined Dublin Oak academy in September 2014. His background in health and safety and also his work in scouting Ireland for 30 years place him in a great position to help boys in Dublin Oak as a night supervisor.
Mr Kennedy has a number of awards from Fetac further training awards council at highest level 6 to include a few principles of supervisory management ,first aid instructor and examiner training for trainers and teaching methods.
Enrique Pérez Ocejo
The wonderful team of coworkers accompanying the boys almost all the time is formed by: Juan Luis Rivero, Miguel Arcangel Gutierrez, Rodolfo Padilla, Hugo Gonzalez, Eulogio Perera and Leonardo Silva.
They participate on all activities that range from waking up the boys in the morning to supervising night preparation and lights out.
This team of Regnum Christi volunteers is essential in the life of Dublin Oak Academy.