Samantha Kennedy

August 2, 2023

I had a fantastic time at Cabinteely where I had some amazing opportunities from being on the school council and getting to implement changes to playing basketball, becoming an  All Ireland Champion!  The school was always a positive supportive environment which brought the best out of you and set me on my pathway.

I always knew that I wanted to be a teacher and took History, Geography & Maths in a Bachelor of Arts Degree at UCD.  It was the support of my old teachers at Cabinteely which helped me get my teaching placement at the University of Nottingham. I loved my job as a Maths teacher but my heart was always in supporting those with additional needs. I completed a postgraduate in Leadership & Special Needs and am currently working as a Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator in a school of 1200 students. I always look back at my days at Cabinteely with fond memories and I hope that I create the same inclusive culture for the students I work with today.