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Molly L. O'Neil Ferndale Area Jr./Sr. High School Assistant Principal

Molly L. O’Neil, Assistant Junior-Senior High Principal
Oakland Catholic High School, Pittsburgh, PA
High School Diploma, 1994                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education, 1998                                                                                               
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Learning Disabilities Certification Program, 2001-2002                                                                                                
Saint Vincent College
Master of Science in Special Education, 2007                                                                                                     
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Principal Certification K-12, 2014
California University of Pennsylvania                                                                                                                              
Superintendent Letter of Eligibility, 2017-Present
Cleveland Middle School, Johnston County, NC
Exceptional Children’s Teacher
Exceptional Children’s Department Co-Chair
The Arc of Westmoreland, Greensburg, PA
Coordinator of Child Development Program, Birth-Age 3                                                       
Westmont Hilltop School District, Johnstown, PA
Elementary Teacher
Learning Support Teacher
RtII Coordinator
Middle School ELA Learning Support Teacher, Secondary Instructional Coach
Ferndale Area School District, Johnstown, PA
Assistant Principal Ferndale Area Jr./Sr. High School
Philosophy of Leadership
As a building administrator, I share in the responsibility of strengthening the roots of our school. Positive, focused, and collaborative leadership allows ideas, support, and energy to flow to all of our branches: teachers, students, staff parents, and community. With this in place, we can do everything in our power to produce healthy, educated, powerful leaves: students. Leaders must establish strong and solid roots, so we can ensure a healthy tree will grow.
Favorite Quotes
“Fair isn’t everybody getting the same thing...Fair is everybody getting what they need in order to be successful.”
“Good leaders make people feel they’re at the very heart of things, not at the periphery. Everyone feels that he or she makes a difference to the success of the organization. When that happens, people feel centered and that gives their work meaning.” -Warren Bennis
“I am not a teacher, but an awakener.”-Robert Frost