Please join all of us at NJCTE in congratulating Bridget O’Neill, one of the 2018 M. Jerry Weiss Early Teacher Award Winners.
Bridget O’Neill is in her fourth year as a high school English teacher and is currently teaching twelfth grade at Long Branch High School in Monmouth County, NJ. In addition to teaching college prep classes, O’Neill is also a head teacher for the Alternative High School Assessment Program in Long Branch which helps struggling learners meet state and district graduation requirements. In 2016, O’Neill completed a Fulbright Fellowship in Perak, Malaysia where she taught pre-university ESL classes at a public high school and founded a peer-leadership program that is in its third year and serves over 2,200 students annually. She is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Urban Educational Leadership and Curriculum Design and hopes to continue to seek leadership roles within the increasingly vital field of urban education.
We look forward to Bridget’s contributions to NJCTE and to her continued success in English education.
If you have a teacher whom you would like to nominate for this or another NJCTE award, please check out the criteria and nomination process on our website.
Posted by Audrey Fisch, blog editor for NJCTE
New Jersey Council of Teachers of English, the New Jersey state affiliate of NCTE, the National Council of Teachers of English