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North Coast Region
Cnr Marcia Street & Rose Avenue
(PO Box 1565)
NSW 2450

Phone: (02) 6652 0500
Fax: (02) 6658 0537


North Coast Regional Director appointed

Ms Carol Carrigan has been appointed North Coast Regional Director under the Department's new administration structure.

Ms Carrigan is one of 10 Regional Directors who represent the start of significant cultural and service delivery changes in the Department.

This new structure has given the Department a renewed focus on supporting frontline teachers and school staff and enables the provision of better responses to local issues.

The creation of school educational areas within the regional structure also ensures that support services, such as curriculum consultants, welfare and training experts, remain close to local schools.

The North Coast region office is in Coffs Harbour, with school educational areas in Clarence/Coffs Harbour, Lismore, Port Macquarie, Taree and Tweed Heads/Ballina; 281 public schools are located in the region.

Ms Carol Carrigan - North Coast Regional Director
A brief description of Ms Carrigan's teaching career

Carol Carrigan has held many positions within the NSW Department of Education and Training, including classroom teacher, school principal plus various executive positions in schools.


In recent times, Ms Carrigan has been an Inspector of Schools, a Director of Schools at Liverpool, Birrong and Bankstown, Acting Director in various state office roles, District Superintendent for the Northern Beaches, and Acting Assistant Director-General (Special Needs Students and Equity Programs), including the supervision of all school districts on the South Coast area of NSW.


Ms Carrigan has a Master of Education from Western Sydney University, Graduate Diploma of Educational Studies (Aboriginal) and Diploma of Teaching.