She has an incredible sense of what her students need. Her devotion has been inspiring to other teachers as well.
I remember when Eileen was a acting in the role of counselor at St. Viator's….people told me the kids were lined up to see her (perhaps a "bit" of exaggeration….maybe not). She has gained the respect and admiration of her peers, of students and their parents.
As understanding and open minded as Eileen is to her students, NO ONE can pull the wool over her eyes. She has this innate sense of what's really going on. Any student who has been on ski trips with her knows this. She would suddenly stop what she was doing, knowing "something was up" or "someone was up to something. " And she was / is always right on target. Eileen has the best interests of everyone in mind.
Like the wonderful parents she came from, Eileen's sense of fairness is remarkable.