Liz Lummis O’Neil
Second Grade Head Teacher
Liz Lummis O’Neil earned her master’s in early childhood and elementary education from Bank Street College, New York. She has taught a variety of grade levels, first at Westland School in Los Angeles, then at several Bay Area schools including Prospect Sierra, Redwood Day, Escuela Bilingue Internacional, and Bentley. Most recently, Liz served as the distance learning facilitator for the lower school at Black Pine Circle. Prior to that she was 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. Liz lives in the East Bay with her husband Tom and son TJ, Tigger the dog, cats Burt and Lilly. Her daughter Anne attends college on the East Coast. During her personal time, Liz can often be found tending her garden, trying a new recipe, or relaxing with a book. She joined the Black Pine Circle School faculty in 2020.
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.