Facilitator, Kane County Regional Office of Educator
Patty O’Neil retired recently having served for 35 years in public education in Illinois. The last nine years of her career was spent in the Geneva Community Unit School District, first as the Director of Curriculum and then as the Assistant Superintendent for Learning and Teaching. Supervision and Evaluation of coordinators, teachers, and support staff was an important part of her responsibilities in these positions. Prior to the positions in Geneva, Patty served as an Assistant Principal in both the Plainfield and Sycamore school districts, as well as other leadership roles. Prior to her administrative positions, Patty taught high school English and junior high school language arts. As a graduate of Illinois State University and Northern Illinois University, Patty holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, a Master’s degree in English, a Master’s degree in Educational Administration, and has completed post-graduate work in Teaching and Learning.
Since retiring, Patty has served as a consultant in a variety of school districts. She is an Illinois State Board of Education approved trainer for Teacher Evaluation Recalibration Academies. She currently works with Kane County and other Area and Regional Offices of Education to provide these mandatory Administrator Academies.
Patty is also a certified Life Orientations (LIFO) Trainer and serves as a facilitator or co-facilitator of this leadership development program. This LIFO program provides mentorship and training in enhancing communication, building effective relationships, and expanding one’s influence.
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