Helen has over 30 years teaching experience across three primary schools in Dublin, working as the School Principal for fourteen of those years, from 2005 to 2019. She also served on the Board of Management in two primary schools for 21 years and is currently serving on the Board of Management in a Dublin secondary school. Helen also delivered regular in-service on behaviour management to schools in Dublin and Luxembourg.
Elsewhere, Helen has worked for a number of years with the Kenyan Child Foundation and has been involved in the building of two schools, most recently in the Mukuru slum in Nairobi, for children with special needs. Since 2016 she has been involved in a project that brings teachers from Dublin to teach in these schools in Kenya each year.