Mrs. Slattery Retires


sheilaMrs. Sheila Slattery began her teaching career over 34 years ago. A native of Doon, Co. Tipperary

she taught firstly in Loreto Secondary School Balbriggan for seven years before returning to her

native county upon her marriage to Tom. After spending some years at home with her three young

children, Sheila decided to return to the classroom, beginning her twenty seven years’ teaching

in our school. She has been a dedicated, caring and inspirational teacher of Maths and English.

Her love for her subjects has always been evident in her enthusiasm in the classroom. Her

outstanding mathematical ability is something that is greatly admired by her students and her

colleagues. Sheila loved to explore different methods of solving mathematical problems and always

encouraged her students to do likewise. In her responsibility for the compilation of the school

timetable each year, it is a testament to her popularity that she never lost a friend in the staffroom!

Her constant good humour, helpfulness and friendliness will be sorely missed by all in Loreto. We

wish Sheila health and happiness in her retirement and in the words of her former pupils:

                             “Hail Slatts, Queen of maths”!