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Cecilia Azcunaga

Cecilia was born in Monterrey, N.L., Mexico and became consecrated in 1998. Cecilia holds a Bachelor in Education and Development from the Anahuac University and a Bachelor in Religious Sciences from the Pontifical University Regina Apostolorum in Rome. She started her apostolic work in 2002 as Vice-Director at the Immaculate Conception Academy in Rhode Island, USA, where she also obtained a specialization in Adolescent Psychology from the Institute of Psychological Sciences in Washington, DC.

Cecilia continued working with teenagers and families in Atlanta, GA (2004-2007), Chicago  (2007-2010) and Washington DC (2010-2011). From 2011 to 2015, Cecilia served as the Vice-President and Director of Student Affairs at the Mater Ecclesiae College in Greenville, RI.

Cecilia has been Director at Woodlands Academy since 2015. She is passionate about helping young people develop their personalities and seeing each generation of Woodlands girls become better people through their experience here in Ireland.


Gelly Aguilar

Gelly is a consecrated woman of Regnum Christi. She holds a degree in Education as well as in Religious Studies, and Master’s degree in Marriage and Family, in addition to having taken some courses in coaching, theology of the body and youth guidance.

Gelly has been working with adolescents for 20 years and this is her 6th year here at Woodlands Acdemy.


Lisa Homan

I have been working at Woodlands Academy for 11 years. Before this, I worked at out sister Academy, Dublin Oak Academy, for two and a half years. I thoroughly enjoy working at Woodlands, meeting new students each year and working with a great team here in Ireland. Each day brings a new challenge which motivates me!

My goal is to provide all students with the vest experience possible at Woodlands Academy as it is a once in a lifetime opportunity for young teenagers to enjoy here in Ireland. I am married with four children and I have two granddaughters. I love to hike the Irish mountains and enjoy swimming and drinking coffee!


  • Katie Homan
  • Paulina Allende
  • Fiona Smith
  • Lucy Cullen
  • Sofia Seguido
  • Sally Ann Gately
  • Shannon Byrne
  • Maura Lynch
  • Montserrat Villacis
  • Rebecca Kashani Fortune
  • Irene Llobet
  • Maria Teresa Gracia


  • Linda Quigley
  • Anne Doyle
  • Jennifer Mulcahy
  • Joanne Boyle
  •  Emma Roche
  • Maryjo Murphy
  • Annetta Kavanagh
  • Ciara Wilson


  • Sonia Baldwin, Consecrated Woman of Regnum Christi
  • Fr. Mariano Ballestrem, LC
  • Diego de Robina, Consecrated Man of Regnum Christi
  • Maricarmen Ávila, Consecrated Woman of Regnum Christi
  • Hans Herrmann


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