Teacher Tuesday Profile: Missy O’Neill

Did you know that Crescent Heights has a variety of support services for our students?  This week we profile Missy O’Neill, who is our Occupational Therapist!  Here’s Missy’s interview:

What is your name, and what grade/specialty do you teach?
Missy O’Neill – Occupational Therapist – PS through 8th grade

Tell us a bit about your family.  Do you have kids?  If so, what ages are they?  Do you have pets?
My son Jay is a 6th grader at Meeker.  We have a dog Shasta, a cat Rudy, and frogs and fish (Jay’s) 🙂

What are your hobbies?  What do you love to do outside of work?
Watching my son play sports
Social time with friends
Beading – necklaces
Playing sports and watching sports games
Concerts – mostly country music

I’m also attending school for Master’s in Psychology and BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst)

How long have you been teaching, and how many years at Crescent Heights?
I have been an OT since 2001, and this is my 6th year at CHE.  missy

What is the funniest thing a student has ever done in your class?
Farted and Burped at the same time.  🙂

If you weren’t a teacher, what else would you love to do as your career?
I admire teachers and am in awe of what they do.  I’m like the aunt that can sugar up the kids and send them back to their parents since I get to “play” with them and only see them 1 time/week.

When I complete my schooling, I want to work as a Behavior Specialist and help the kiddos who have challenging behaviors.

I’ve also always had an interest to be a lawyer, surgeon, or investigator….and an awesome drummer and rock climber on the side

Tell us one thing you’d love for the families of Crescent Heights to know about you.
I’m a hugger and think hugs are an important part of life! 🙂

“In order for children to learn how to do hard things, you have to let them go through hard times.  There is no way to truly master something without experiencing it.”  ~Sara Bean M.Ed.

Thanks Missy!

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