Anna Maud Gallagher, a native of Newtownstewart began her teaching career in the Rosemount Girls school in the late 1940s.
She moved to the new St. Anne’s Primary School in May 1972 where she remained teaching Primary 1 and Primary 2 children until the late 1980s.
Anna Maud had a passion for nature and set up a bird club in St. Anne’s.
Throughout turbulent times in Derry Anna Maud brought nature into the classroom and instilled in a children a love and appreciation for all living things.
Anna Maud then worked for the WELB at the Magilligan Field Centre passing on her great love and knowledge of nature to children from all over the province.
We remember her vitality, humour, love of art and nature. Her contribution to the life of St. Anne’s and the education of children is immeasurable.
Every time I see the St. Anne’s logo I remember Anna Maud as she designed it for us back in 1998.
Anna Maud was laid to rest in her native Newtownstewart on Wednesday, 15th January 2014.
Jacinta Bradley, Principal, St. Anne’s Primary School.