Lisa O’Neill

Personal Profile:
Skating is more than just a sport to me; it is a way to develop lifelong skills in an exciting and challenging manner. Having been skating since I first learned how to walk, I found it an encouraging sport that allowed me to learn how hard work, dedication and perseverance help a person accomplish their goals. I used these skills to become a teacher, award winning reading specialist, and a mom of three successful boys.

Bridgewater State University – Professor – Special Education Graduate Studies, 2020 – Present
Instructional Literacy Coach, Gilmore Elementary School, Brockton Public Schools, 2014-Present
Teacher, Footbridge Summer Program, Bridgewater State University, July 2015-Present
Acting Resource Specialist, Davis Elementary School, Brockton Public Schools, 2008-2014
Read First Reading Specialist, Davis Elementary School, Brockton Public Schools, 2005-2008
Teacher, First Grade, Davis Elementary School, Brockton Public Schools, 2004-2005
Teacher, First Grade, Brookfield School, Brockton Public Schools, 1996-2004
Professional Figure Skating Instructor, 1992-Present
Professional Figure Skating Instructor, South Suburban Area Special Olympics, 1989-2000

Formal Education:
Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, MA
• Bachelor of Science Education 1993
• Master of Education, Special Education 1995

Lesley University, Cambridge, MA
• Master of Education, Reading 2008

Coaching Philosophy:
My goal is for every person who puts on skates to reach their true potential on and off the ice. Through hard work and dedication, they will enhance their self-confidence and feelings of empowerment. My skaters are encouraged to take these attributes and apply them to other parts of their lives.

Just like real life, success in figure skating is best achieved with a good solid foundation. I aspire to help skaters develop superior basic skills so they can achieve their highest potential.

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Students’ Competitive Achievements:
2019 Colonial Classic – Pre -Pre Well Balanced First Place
2019 Bay State Games – Intermediate Restricted – Third place
2019 BSSC Synchronized Skills 1 First Place – Team Excel Foxboro
2019 Cape Cod Classic Synchro SKills 1 First Place – Team Excel Foxboro
2020 Colonial Synchronized Skating Classic – Fourth Place – Team Excel Foxboro
2020 Boston Basic Skills – Second Place _ Team Excel Foxboro

Last 4 Years – Students’ Competitive Achievements:
2018 Bay State Games – Intermediate Restricted Fourth Place
2018 Bay State Game – Preliminary Boys – Second Place

Freestyle, Jumps & Spins, Moves in the Field, Synchronized Skating

Competitive Background:
1992 ISI Freestyle 8 District 1 Champion
1992 Bay State Games District 1 Champion

Show History:
1992 Bay State Games Show Soloist

Coaching Awards, Accomplishments & Seminars:
Figure Skating Coaching Awards
* ISI District Merit Award, District 1, Ice Skating Institute, 2004
* ISI Director of the Year, District 1, Ice Skating Institute, 2001

Professional Awards and Accomplishments – Instructional Leadership Coach – Literacy – For Brockton Public Schools
* Top Educators of America, November 2019
* Red Apple Award, Brockton Public Schools, 2019

2018. O’Neill, Lisa, Jacquays, Connie, Andrade, Julianne. “The Changing Role of the Reading Specialist, Teaching Adults and Children at the same time.” Massachusetts Reading Association Annual Reading Conference, Quincy, Ma

Skating Awards, & Accomplishments:
1992 – ISI Freestyle 8 District 1 Champion
1982 – Josephine Peterson Good Sportsmanship Award

Affiliation with U.S. Figure Skating, PSA, ISU:
* Massachusetts Reading Association
* United States Figure Skating Association
* Professional Skaters Association
* Ice Skating Institute
* Skating Club of Boston
*Team Excel Synchronized Skating

* Safe Sports
* Special Skater Instructor
* Unified Skater Instructor
* ISI Gold Certified Judge
* ISI Synchronized Skating Judge
* ISI Referee Judge