Ms Betty Teehan - A Tribute
Ms Teehan at the opening of the new school in October 1986
As you are all aware, Ms Teehan is retiring at the end of August.
For the past 37 years UNS has been blessed with her powerful, yet gentle presence on its staff.
Throughout those years she has worked tirelessly to affirm, support and encourage all her students to achieve their full potential. She was fully committed to promoting excellence, always leading by example.
During her long and distinguished career she has had responsibility for our beautiful school choir. Church ceremonies and other celebrations have been greatly enhanced by the sweet singing of the pupils under her direction.
She taught her pupils the importance of not wasting the earth’s scarce resources and encouraged children to be environmentally friendly long before there was any mention of the Green Schools Programme. It was no surprise therefore that UNS was one of the first schools in the area to fly a Green Flag under her passionate leadership, and to date we have been awarded six Green Flags. She can be confident that the Green Schools Programme will continue in the capable hands of the Green Schools Committee.
We know it is a source of great pride and joy to her that she taught many of the parents of pupils currently in our school. (Not alone did she teach them, but she remembers every one of them!) She is always eager to hear how her past pupils are getting on, is delighted with any good news about them, and even happier when she meets them in person.
As Deputy Principal, she fulfilled all the duties of this post to a very high standard.
As well as being a dedicated and enthusiastic teacher, she was a wonderful colleague and friend, who will be greatly missed.
Táimid ag súil go mbeidh saol fada, sona, sláintiúil aici agus guímid gach aon rath uirthi.
We wish her a long, happy and healthy retirement and thank her sincerely for her excellent service during her time in UNS.
With love and best wishes from your colleagues and friends in Scoil an Chroí Ró-Naofa
Ms Teehan at Waterford Peace Proms - March 8th 2020
The Parents' Association have made a lovely video tribute to Ms Teehan. You can view it here!