Past President, National Council for the Social Studies
Kim O’Neil is a National Board Certified Teacher in Middle Childhood/Generalist. Prior to joining the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in 2013, O’Neil was an elementary and middle school teacher in Liverpool, New York, for 35 years and served on the National Board Middle Childhood/Generalist Standards Committee.
Currently O’Neil sits on the board of directors for the National Council for the Social Studies and the Commissioner’s Advisory Panel for the New York State Social Studies Education Department. She is a key writer for the instructional guide, Let’s Explore Modern Germany: Instructional Strategies for Elementary Educators.
O’Neil earned a Certificate of Advanced Studies in education from State University of New York at Oswego and a Master’s in library science from the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University. She graduated from State University of New York at Potsdam with a Bachelor of Arts in English and minor in education and serves on the School of Education Alumni Advisory Board.