My name is Kirk O'Neill and I am one of the Junior High teachers at Saint Anne School. I graduated from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois with a B.A. in History and a minor in Physical Education with a 6-12 grade level (Secondary School) teaching credential. While attending Eastern, I also earned credits towards a minor in Science. I have also earned credits towards a Masters in Catholic School Administration from the University of San Francisco and credits in Mathematics from the University of Irvine and Humboldt University. My teaching credential is in good standing with the states of Illinois and California at this time. I was on the planning and writing committee for the Diocese of Orange Social Studies Curriculum Guidelines project and participated in the “Developing Communities of Mathematical Inquiry” Program sponsored by the Orange County Department of Education. I recently attended the National Conference on Differentiated Instruction.
I have been teaching for thirty-seven years, the last thirty-two here at Saint Anne. I taught for five years in central Illinois at Holy Family Elementary School in Danville, and substituted at Oakwood Township High School in Muncie, Mahomet Junior High School and High School in Mahomet, lL. I have also been part of the administrative team at Saint Anne for the past twenty-nine years. Thirty-five of my thirty-seven years of teaching have been in Catholic schools.
This coming school year I will be the seventh- grade homeroom teacher as well as teaching fifth through eighth grade Social Studies and eighth- grade Religion