This summer, as we prepared to open our doors as the Gilmore School, Lisa spent countless hours enlisting the help of her children and sister to rebuild our literacy closet and book buggies so they were ready for the first day of school. Her facilitation of our monthly school-wide Brockton Public Library Field Trips has provided memorable opportunities for students to experience the main branch of the library -- a place to make reading accessible beyond the school day!
Most importantly, Lisa has a heart of gold for students, faculty, and everyone she meets. Known by many of us as the “Cake Lady” or “Cupcake,” the staff at White’s Pastry know her by name. She remembers every celebration or good reason to bring treats to sweeten one’s day. And if she is without a treat, she is known to say, “Do we need a hug?” As if that is not enough, Sean, Richard, and Michael have a mother of the year. Spending most of her free time active in the PTA of their school, she helps with plays, bake sales, sports teams and so much more. On the weekends, Lisa cares for even more children as a skating coach.
All in all, Lisa O’Neill is a key member of our Learning Community, continuing to drive our focus “full steam ahead.”