Sean J. O'Neil
Promoted in 2017 to Founding Principal of Washington Middle College High School from Assistant Principal at River City High School, I spent 20 years as a teacher for Antioch High School, my alma mater. I worked the first 16 years as Theatre Arts Director, created and led their Media/Tech Academy from 2012-16, and spent a semester as a Visiting Educator (Educational Technology Coordinator) with Butte County Office of Education. I am a Google for Education Certified Innovator, a Microsoft Innovative Educator, one of California's inaugural Leading Edge Certified Online Teachers, and an Adjunct Dramatic Arts professor for Los Medanos College. After receiving my BA in Drama from UC Irvine and MA in Theatre Directing from the Chicago College of Performing Arts, my penchant for technology and communication collided with the creation of ShakespeareCast.com in 2005. Before teaching, I worked as an actor, director, producer, and Arts Education Administrator for the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival. I was a longtime member of Actors' Equity Association, Theatre Bay Area, and various educator and technology groups. I've also presented workshops on Mobile Devices in Education, gamification, and Google tools at various conferences across the country.