After a long and wonderful time spent at Collinstown Park Community College, Ms Campbell is retiring. Her teaching career started in September of 1984, just three full months after the school was first established. Ms Campbell was one of the first teachers at our school and after 37 years at Collinstown, unfortunately she is retiring.
Ms Campbell has spent a very long time in our school and over the years she taught a number of different subjects too. She has taught English, history, geography, CSPE, SPHE, social studies, communications and spent some time on work experience too. She did an amazing job teaching this wide range of subjects over the years she has spent at our school. We would like to thank Ms Campbell for sharing her knowledge with us since the very beginning of the school’s history.
“I would have to say that I have enjoyed every day in CPCC. There has always been a great relationship between students and teachers. Collinstown Park is a community where everyone belongs and plays a very important role in that community. We all get the chance to show what we are good at. That’s what makes our school so good for students and teachers.” – Ms Campbell
Below is just a snapshot of how Ms Campbell’s colleagues and friends were positively influenced by her over the years:
“A Lady, a heart of gold, most caring teacher. A martyr for chocolate. One of the foundation stones of Collinstown Park.” – Mr Doolin.
“Ms Campbell is a committed and a very hard working teacher” – Ms Friel.
“She is a lovely, kind, caring, teacher. Always call her Countess Kathleen! The students would have lost a very advocated person, Ms Campbell is always willing to help out other people when they’re in need! Loves a laugh and a giggle, I’ll miss her!” – Ms Dunne.
“When you meet Ms Campbell, you know you are in the presence of a teacher, not just a regular teacher, a great teacher and a great and noble person. In all the years I’ve known Ms Campbell, I identify her as one of those unique and singular beings who demonstrate empathy to others, a true desire and ability to inspire others and the willingness to bring out the greatness in each of us as humans and learners, in and out of the classroom. That intrinsic task is a task that comes from within the spirit and soul of a teacher who is great. It is not on its own a learned or reflective or extrinsic practice. It is the marked ability to brings one’s personality to the core and apply yourself enthusiastically and passionately in your work and day to day activity. To me, Ms Campbell encapsulates this beingness – the lady who is a nurturer, a colleague, a loyal and compassionate friend, and a truly great teacher. ” – Ms Hogan
“Ms Campbell has made a huge contribution to the education of students in this college over many years. She is dedicated and committed to teaching. Her kindness and professionalism has put so many students at ease and helped them realise their true potential.” – Ms Duffy.
All of the students in Collinstown Park Community College would like to thank Ms Campbell for spending her whole teaching career with us in CPCC. Thank you and all the best in your retirement!
Chloe Behan and Jakub Szoldra – TY Press