Our Principal

  • Principal

    Welcome to Ronald D. O'Neal Elementary! Go Wildcats! 

    2019-2020 is going to be the best year!!!

    The 3C's - Curriculum, Community & Communication continues to be a focus for O'Neal . We believe in high expections for all our students. We stive for all children to grow to their optimum potential academically and social emotionally. I truly believe that a school should not just be a place to drop off your children, but the keystone of the community. We welcome all families, during our school day as volunteers and at our great family based events. We stive for transparency and an open environment for families to share successes as well as concerns and ideas for the betterment of our school. 

    O’Neal Elementary is home to Full Day Kindergarten through 6th grade, including Spanish Dual Language K-6 with Dual IGNITE in 4th-6th grades and an ILP classroom. O’Neal is a school that celebrates our families’ cultures and empowers students to see their language and differring abilities as an asset that will allow them to be successful adults. 

    "Academic Success for All" is not just a motto, but a way of life!!! We support students through enrichment and intervention in literacy and math, and each student’s individual growth potential. Students also show their strengths in physical education, music, art and with utilizing technology. Students also have opportunities to show their exemplary character with their positive behavior through PBIS and the 8 Keys to Excellence.  

    I look forward to collaborating with you on making O’Neal the most amazing elementary school for you child. 

    Please feel free to contact me at MarcieMarzulloBertelsman@u-46.org 

                                                                    You can also follow the happenings at O'Neal on Facebook at Ronald ONeal Elementary 


    Mission: Ronald D. O'Neal Elementary School's mission is to develop the whole child intellectually, socially, and emotionally while fostering their ability to contribute to an ever changing global society. 


    Vision: To nurture, educate and inspire students to achieve personal success and aim to make positive contributions to our multicultural community, our nation and our world. 



    Community/Family - Acceptance and care for one another. 

    Encourage - Supportive motivation for achievement for ALL. 

    Integrity - Doing the right thing no matter who is watching. Actions match our words. 

    Respect - Honoring and valuing all members of our O’Neal community. 

    Responsibility - Following through on your commitments and taking ownership for your actions. 

    Positive Attitude - Replace judgments with curiosity, stay enthusiastic & have a growth mindset