Biology II Instructor
Biology II Instructor
Engaging students in current global issues that face our environment and waterways. Providing opportunities to learn about Alabama's natural resources through activities such as Camp McDowell's Environmental Camp and University of South Alabama's Dauphin Island Sea Lab. Infusing technology into daily lessons to support students active participation.
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Instructor for Marine Science Online Course
Teaching about world fisheries issues, aquaculture, raising native fish in class, students monitor water quality and grow native plants on campus for habitat restoration projects in conjunction with the Alabama State Department of Fish and Fisheries and Weeks Bay Estuarine Research Reserve.
The Duke Tip Program is available to 8th-11th grade students that are identified as motivated students. Coastal Geology involved many field trips learning about the regional geology and a group debate project on Global Climate Change.
Conducted Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments
Obtained NPDES Permits
Assisted with wetland identification
Investigated asbestos containing facilities
Megan O’Neill currently teaches Marine and Environmental Science at Spanish Fort High School to 10th and 12th grades and an online ACCESS Marine Science course. Additionally, she is an adjunct professor at Faulkner State Community College. Ms. O'Neill is taking courses to obtain a Ph.D. in Instructional Design and Development from the College of Education at the University of South Alabama. During the 2012 to 2013 school year, she taught science at Mountain Brook High School in Mountain Brook, Alabama and from 2002 to 2012 at Fairhope High School in Fairhope, Alabama.
Megan has a B.S. in Environmental Science from the School of Engineering at Auburn University and a Master’s Degree, Summa Cum Laude, in Secondary Science Education from the University of South Alabama.In 2006, she attained National Board Certification for science education.In 2010, she was distinguished with the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching (www.paemst.org) and traveled to Washington, D.C. to meet President O’Bama for the awards recognition. Additionally, she was selected as the 2013 Science Teacher of the Year by the Alabama Science Teachers' Association.
Alabama Science Teachers Association - Teacher of the Year, 2013
Albert Einstein Distinguished Teaching Fellowship Program, Washington, D.C. - Selected, 2012
Toyota International Teaching Program – Galapagos Islands, Ecuador (2010)
Toyota Tapestry - $10,000 for “Saving Our Shores and Seas (SOS2) (2010)
Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching, Alabama (2009)
ARMADA Project – University of Rhode Island, National Science Foundation Arctic and Antarctica Expeditions (2007, 2009)
Recognition from State of Alabama Governor Bob Riley for Baldwin County Grasses in Classes Habitat Restoration Project (2008)
Monterrey Bay Aquarium Research Institute – EARTH program (2006)
Gulf Guardian Award – Baldwin County Grasses in Classes Program for ecosystem restoration - Educational (2005)
Fairhope Educational Enrichment Foundation Student Teacher Grant – Lights, Camera, Action (2006), Infusing Science with Technology (2003)
Weyerhaueser Recycling Award (2005)
Earthwatch – Salmon of the Pacific Northwest Research Team (2005)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) – Mars and the Desert Southwest (2004)