District 3

Patricia O'Neill


About Patricia O'Neill

Mrs. Patricia O'Neill was first elected to the Board of Education in 1998. She is the longest serving Board member in history. Mrs. O'Neill is currently serving her sixth four-year term on the Board. She has served as president five times and vice president six times. Mrs. O’Neill serves as chairperson of the Board of Education's Policy Management Committee, and as a member of the Fiscal Management Committee. She serves as vice chair of the Montgomery County Public Schools Educational Foundation. She also participated in the 2009 Harvard Public Education Leadership Project.

Mrs. O’Neill is past president of the Maryland Association of Boards of Education (MABE) and past co-chair of the Washington Area Boards of Education. She has served on numerous advisory committees for education-related issues, including the Maryland Blue Ribbon Panel on Teen Pregnancy and the Maryland Comparable HSA Task Force. In 2006, she was named by then-Governor Robert Ehrlich to represent MABE on the Task Force on School Safety. Prior to joining the Board, Mrs. O’Neill was a longtime PTA activist in the Walt Whitman Cluster who served in various volunteer and leadership roles.

In 2015, Mrs. O’Neill was named one of the 100 Most Powerful Women by the Washingtonian. Mrs. O’Neill is a graduate of Walter Johnson High School and has a degree in Social Science from Southern Methodist University. She is married and has two daughters who are graduates of MCPS.

Patricia O'Neill

6th term expires 2022
Resident of Bethesda

    Phone: 240-740-3030

    Email: Patricia_O' (see email notice regarding use and privacy)

    Fax: 301-279-3860

    Address: Carver Educational Services Center, Room 123
    850 Hungerford Drive
    Rockville, Maryland 20850

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Beyond the Boardroom

Get to know the Montgomery County Board of Education Members away from the dais and "Beyond the Boardroom". In this episode, Patricia O'Neil describes the importance of the Policy Committee and some of the key policy decisions that she's worked on during her tenure.

Beyond the Boardroom  

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