HETI Office

Heino Schönfeld

Heino Schönfeld is HETI's Director and joined Holocaust Education Trust Ireland in November 2018. Heino trained and qualified as a Social Pedagogue in Berlin, Germany. He practiced as a front-line worker, manager and policy maker in Germany, the USA and, since 1987, in Ireland. He holds additional Irish qualifications in management. Heino was the founding Director of the Centre for Early Childhood Development and Education and a member of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment for over 10 years. He was the Deputy Director of the Centre for Effective Services and prior to joining HETI he was Early Years Development Manager in Barnardos, Ireland’s largest child welfare organisation. Heino is a very experienced practitioner, manager, writer and policy maker across the NGO and statutory sectors. He has also successfully trained professionals at all levels. Heino believes strongly in the value and importance of Holocaust education for our world today. He is committed to stand up against antisemitism, racism and prejudice applying the lessons from the Holocaust.

Aideen Stapleton

Aideen Stapleton is HETI's Education and Programme Manager. She holds an honours BA in Biblical and Theological Studies and Archaeology from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. Aideen joined HETI in 2015 and manages all of HETI's educational and cultural programmes. Aideen has implemented The Crocus Project since 2016 and in 2017 -2018 she coordinated the involvement of over 100,000 European citizens in The Crocus Project and is initiating new working relationships with further potential partner countries.

Áine McKeown

Áine McKeown is HETI's administrator. She joined HETI in 2017. She holds a BA in History and English and an MA in European History from Maynooth University, Kildare. She looks after the day to day administration of all HETI projects and maintains the HETI website and social media.