Our excellent teaching and support staff at Linn Dara School provide a broad and varied curriculum in collaboration with the student’s mainstream school. We support each student on the courses in which they are enrolled including Junior Certificate, JCSP, Transition Year, Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied and FETAC.

Our staff have many years experience working with students in various educational settings and they specialise in the following subjects;

Matt Swain: Principal Teacher

Cyril Nolan: Deputy Principal, English, History, Woodwork, SPHE and Resource

Jane Walsh: Assistant Principal, Irish, French, Business, Sign Language and Resource

Margaret Kavanagh: School Secretary

Grace Donnelly: Art and SPHE

Jacqueline Kiely: Irish

Jaye Farran: Horticulture Tutor and QQI Subjects

Pauline Gallagher: QQI Subjects

Barry Mangan: Music and CSPE

Thomas Hilton: QQI Subjects, Geography and Maths

Noirin O’Loughlin: History and Geography

Adrieli Retke: Maths and Science

Tracy Shannon: Special Needs Assistant

Our teachers care about the educational well-being of our students. We work closely with students, parents, home schools and multidisciplinary teams to develop an educational programme which is individualised, appropriate and enjoyable for each student who attends our school.

Board of Management also employs part time teachers for other curricular areas, when and where required. Our school fosters and promotes continuous professional development; our dedicated teachers attend regular training within the Department of Education and the HSE, which enhances our teaching and the learning experience of our students.