Karen Byrne


St Michael’s House Special NS, Skerries


Karen Byrne, Principal in St. Michael’s House Special National School Skerries since 2018. I’ve been in education since 1992, twenty eight of those in special education across a wide spectrum of settings both in America and Ireland. In Ireland I have worked in a special reading school, a mild General learning school and currently a school for children with a Moderate Intellectual Disability and additional complex needs. My interests are in creating a school space that caters for the overall well-being of a child and that supports them so that they can become as independent as possible. In addition, student voice is another interest of mine to facilitate a way for children with special needs to find their own way in an ever changing world that is becoming more inclusive.


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