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Mr. Paul O’Neill

Mr. Paul O’Neill has been an educational leader since 1994. During the course of his career, he has served in a variety of capacities including: Department Supervisor, Dean, classroom teacher, mentor, coach and club advisor.  

After earning his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Special Education, Mr. O’Neill quickly discovered his passion while working at an alternative school setting which serviced students grades 6-12.  Over the next three years, he was nominated as a Sallie Mae first-year teacher and selected as the building level Teacher of the Year in 1997.

A move from Florida to New Jersey provided an opportunity to work with students at the elementary school level as his career continued at Hugh J. Boyd Elementary School in Seaside Heights.  In 1998, Mr. O’Neill moved to another alternative school setting in Jackson, NJ. The move to Regional Day School provided new experiences which enabled him to build several academic and co-curricular programs.

In 2002, Mr. O’Neill accepted an offer of business ownership and made the difficult decision of transitioning away from his original passion in pursuit of a new challenge. Over the next four years, he helped build a successful small business that employed thirty people. From 2002-2006, his company thrived as an industry leader in the field of live event production.

Mr. O’Neill returned to the field of public education in September 2006 as an in-class resource teacher.  In 2007, he was given the opportunity to build a self-contained program for at-risk learners at Lacey Township High School.  For the next five years, this program grew into a successful bridge that enabled many young adults to build the skills needed for postsecondary life.  

New opportunities in educational leadership led to Mr. O’Neill providing support to the students and staff of Lacey Township High School as the Dean of Behavioral Management. In September 2016, Mr. O’Neill transitioned to the role of World Language and Special Education Supervisor (Grades 7-12).  Over the next two years, Mr. O’Neill provided instructional support for educators at Lacey Township High School and Lacey Township Middle School.  Mr. O’Neill served the students and families of the Mill Pond School Community for five years from 2018-2023.

This year, Mr. O’Neill proudly serves as a Supervisor of Instruction at Lacey Township Middle School.  He looks forward to continuing many strong traditions and beginning many new ones within the Lacey Township school community.