Department Chair

Department Chair

Paul O'Neill

Lacey Township High School

Department Chairperson




Mr. Paul O’Neill has been an educational leader since 1994. During the course of his career, Mr. O’Neill has served in a variety of capacities including Dean, classroom teacher, mentor, coach and club advisor.  


After earning his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Special Education, Mr. O’Neill quickly discovered his passion while working with at-risk students in an alternative school setting which serviced students grades 6-12.  Over the next three years, Mr. O’Neill was nominated as a Sallie Mae first-year teacher and selected as the building level Teacher of the Year in 1997.


A move from Florida to New Jersey provided an opportunity to work with students at the elementary school level as his career continued at Hugh J. Boyd Elementary School in Seaside Heights.  In 1998, Mr. O’Neill transitioned to another alternative school setting in Jackson, NJ.  The move to Regional Day School provided Mr. O’Neill with new experiences which enabled him to build several academic and co-curricular programs.


In 2002, Mr. O’Neill accepted an offer of business ownership and made the difficult decision of transitioning away from his original passion in pursuit of a new challenge. Over the next five years, he helped build a successful small business that employed thirty people.  From 2002-2006, his company thrived as an industry leader in the field of live event production.


Mr. O’Neill returned to the field of public education in September 2006 as an in-class resource teacher.  In 2007, he was given the opportunity to build a self-contained program for at-risk learners at Lacey Township High School.  For the next five years, this program grew into a successful bridge that enabled many young adults to build the skills needed for postsecondary life.  


Mr. O’Neill proudly serves as the Supervisor of Special Education and World Languages grades 7-12.  He looks forward to continuing many strong traditions and beginning many new ones within the Lacey Township school community.