29 September 2012

Goodbye and Good Luck, Neasa

We would like to pay tribute to Neasa Sheahan, our fantastic special needs co-ordinator and teacher.  Neasa left our school on Friday 28th September to pursue a career in SESS (Special Education Support Service) where she will be involved in training teachers in matters relating to Special Educational Needs.  Neasa joined our school in 2009 and brought a wide range of valuable experiences and expertise to our school which was only in its second year at the time

During this time Neasa has worked closely and competently with some of our most vulnerable students.  Her supportive, kind, encouraging and understanding style has helped many of our children reach their full potential within a mainstream setting.   Neasa also co-ordinated our superb Special Needs Assistant team (SNAs).  

She co-ordinated the SEN team (Special Educational Needs)  and worked closely with parents and mainstream teachers.   She also liaised with Speech Therapists, Psychologists and other professionals and agencies linked to our school.  Along with many other roles, Neasa led our Student Union and the children really enjoyed her pleasant and encouraging manner.  She was also our teacher representative on the Board of Management.

 Neasa, from the staffroom to the classroom we will miss you so much!  During whole school events when things go a little crazy (eg Sports Day!), you are the one quietly and competently looking out for the child who is feeling overwhelmed or not quite comfortable.  You reach out a hand to children when its needed, offering support and security.  You build their esteem, gradually allowing them to move forward independently and confidently.

Many parents have joined us in wishing you the very best of luck in the future.  The staff will really miss your expertise, your support and of course, your great sense of humour.

You are one of those teachers that children will fondly remember forever!

Thank you


From all of us at Skerries Educate Together