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Richelle O'Neil

Richelle O’Neil is an e2L coach, trainer, and facilitator who partners with educators to construct and implement learning experiences that empower students to create, collaborate, share, and think critically.  Richelle believes in approaching challenges with empathy when designing solutions that really work.

Richelle has worked as a library coordinator, lead librarian and instructional technologist, high school librarian, elementary librarian, and secondary theatre arts teacher.  As coordinator for library media services in Garland ISD, Richelle formulated plans and designed initiatives that changed the mindset of teachers and administrators regarding the role of the school librarian. She is a Google for Education Certified Trainer and Apple Teacher who has presented at numerous conferences throughout Texas and is currently representing nearly 4500 Texas school librarians as Chair-elect for the Texas Association of School Librarians.

Richelle holds an MS in Library Science from the University of North Texas, a BA in Theatre Arts Education from the University of Northern Colorado, and a Program Certificate in Principal Education from Lamar University.

Career Highlights

  • Chair-elect, Texas Association of School Librarians (TASL), 2018-19
  • Social Media & Promotions Chair, Teacher Day@TLA, 2018
  • Keynote, Region 10 TexQuest Learning Conference, 2018
  • Organizer, Edcamp Library, 2016-18
  • Texas Library Association (TLA) Conference Program Committee, 2017
  • Inquiry Subcommittee, Texas School Library Standards Revision Committee, 2016-17
  • Texas Accelerated Library Leaders (TALL Texans) Class of 2014
  • Video Promotions Chair, Texas Bluebonnet Award Program Committee, 2011-14
  • Featured in School Library Journal’s TechKnowledge enewsletter, The Cengage Learning Blog, The Gale Blog,, and School Library Connection’s Librarian Spotlight
  • Presenter at TLA (2014, 2017, 2018), TCEA (2015, 2017), TCCA (2017), R10 Tech Conference (2017), Library Expo (2016, 2018), TIA (2016), Texas Google Summit (2016), LITE Up! (2016), Region 11 PRIME (2016), ESC-20 Library Resource Roundup (2015), and Library Summit (2015)

Professional Experience

  • Library Media Services Coordinator, Garland ISD, 2016-18
  • Lead Librarian/High School Librarian, Prosper ISD, 2012-15
  • Elementary Librarian, Prosper ISD, 2010-12
  • Elementary Librarian, Allen ISD, 2009-10
  • Theatre Arts Teacher, Frisco ISD, 2002-04
  • Theatre Arts Teacher, DeSoto ISD, 2001-02

Education & Certifications

  • M.S. Library Science, University of North Texas
  • B.A. Theatre Arts Education, University of Northern Colorado
  • Principal, EC-12
  • School Librarian, EC-12
  • Secondary Speech Communications, 6-12
  • Secondary Theatre Arts, 6-12
  • T-TESS Appraiser
  • Apple Teacher
  • Google for Education Certified Trainer

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