Goessel teacher selected for science program

Donna O'Neill, science teacher at Goessel Junior/Senior High School, has been selected by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) to participate in NSTA's new, yearlong professional development fellowship program.

Co-founded by the Amgen Foundation with a three-year, $3 million grant, the NSTA New Science Teacher Academy was established to help promote quality science teaching in the U.S. by providing professional development and mentoring support to early-career science teachers.

O'Neill said she will be participating one evening a month in online seminar presentations which include chat lines to talk with other associates and with the presenter.

She also received an expense-paid trip to Boston in March to attend the national science teachers convention.

O'Neill lives in Goessel and is married to Shane O'Neill. They have two children: Nathaniel, two, and Brianna, four.