Liz Lummis O’Neil
Lower School Distance Learning Facilitator
Liz Lummis O’Neil is thrilled to join the Black Pine Circle community as the lower school distance learning facilitator. She earned her master’s in early childhood and elementary education from Bank Street College, New York in 1992. Since then, she has taught a variety of grade levels, first at Westland School in Los Angeles and at several Bay Area schools including Prospect Sierra, Redwood Day, Escuela Bilingue Internacional, and Bentley. Most recently, Ms. Lummis O’Neil (you can call her Ms. L.O. for short) served as the lower school director at Bentley from 2014 to 2020, where she helped guide and create the distance learning program in the spring of 2020. Ms. L.O. lives in the east bay with her husband Tom, children Anne (17) and TJ (15), Tigger the dog, cats Burt and Lilly and, last but not least, their guinea pig Rocky. During her personal time, Ms. L.O. can often be found tending her garden, trying a new recipe, or relaxing with a book. Ms. L.O. is grateful for the power of technology in delivering distance learning, joy, and connection for students.
Why I Work with Children
I work with children because I am wowed by children. They have my deepest respect.
A Favorite Book
Honey, I Love and Other Love Poems by Eloise Greenfield.
This little book of poems reminds me to notice and celebrate the small everyday moments.