Teachers Inspire Ireland 2019
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From the moment you enter her classroom, your senses are awakened and you pay full attention to every last bit of information she has to say about biology.

Today we tell the story of teacher Lorna Barron, of Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana, Co Donegal.

Lorna Barron has been nominated by her current student, Alannah Bradley, who spoke warmly of the transformative effect Lorna has had on her education and on the entire school.

“Ms Barron is a total inspiration to everyone in Scoil Mhuire - she goes above and beyond her duty with the school in her full interest at all times. From facilitating after school study from 4-6 and 8-10, weekend study days, and giving up her bank holidays, you never see M. Barron far from Scoil Mhuire, spending most of her life here.

“She puts students’ opinions first and is open to student feedback, taking all on board. You won’t meet a student who has ever seen Ms Barron cross in all her years in Scoil Mhuire. She is always seen with a smile on her face .

“I think I should take a short time out of my day to nominate Ms Barron as a token of appreciation from not only myself but every one of us in Scoil Mhuire. She puts in so much work for us all; we would be thrilled for her if her dedication to her job was recognised.

“From the moment you enter her classroom, your senses are awakened and you pay full attention to every last bit of information she has to say about biology.

"Going to so much effort to maximise her students’ grades in biology like no other teacher, she makes all her own notes all brightly coloured, her own questions linked to the state exams and finally a booklet with all previous exam questions organised in such a way, making it easy to study.

“Ms Barron really makes every single student learn biology as she makes it interesting, she sees the downfalls where students lose marks in exams and does her best to fix these problems tailored to each student themselves.

“During her busy days, while she may be away at meetings, which are few and far between, she goes to so much effort so we the students do not fall behind – so much so that she records a video of herself teaching, which is displayed on the board when she is absent so we continue to learn.

“Ms Barron is such a huge asset to Scoil Mhuire in every way, not just in her caring, kind attitude but also her ability to get a vast majority of students a high grade in their exams and push students to their full potential.

“No job or problem is too big for Ms Barron either, from hosting the schools successful musical every two years to being in charge of the examination aid for the state exams.

“Spending hours upon hours sorting everything for the exams and the stress that comes with being in charge of such a big task.

“I really think Ms Barron should achieve such recognition for all her efforts and work she does, she has been a valuable asset to Scoil Mhuire for the past 25-30 years and receives little recognition for her successes so I really would like to see such a deserving person being recognised for her work .

“Being nominated for such an award would really and truly overwhelm Ms. Barron and show her how much we the students of Scoil Mhuire think of her and show her that efforts do not go unseen.”


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