Cork teacher wins ASTI award for outstanding contribution


Friday 26 May 2023

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Cork teacher wins ASTI award for outstanding contribution

A Cork teacher will receive a 2023 ASTI achievement Award in recognition of her exceptional contribution to her school community at a reception in Dublin tonight (Friday, May 26th).
Anita Stackpoole, an art and SPHE teacher at Carrigaline Community School, is being recognised for her commitment to supporting LGBTQI+ students and her work in promoting a healthy and positive environment for the entire school community,
In 2016 Anita helped a group of students to establish a Sexuality and Gender Acceptance group in the school. This allowed LGBTQI+ students to meet up in a safe space and voice their issues and concerns. This led to the school’s annual participation in BelongTo StandUp Awareness Week, which is spearheaded by Anita.
As an art teacher, Anita also manages another initiative, Artist in Residence, which involves working with a local artist to engage students in the creation of a lasting art installation within the school building. Anita has added colour and diversity to the school environment and has allowed generations of students to learn new and interesting art-based skill-sets while expressing their own unique insights and talents.
The ASTI Achievement Awards recognise the outstanding contribution of second-level teachers to their students, schools, communities and society.
Anita will be presented with her award award by ASTI General Secretary and ASTI President at a special reception in the Gresham Hotel.


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