Patricia B. O'Neill

Patricia B. O'Neill 

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Patricia B. O'Neill

Montgomery County Board of Education member, Patricia B. O'Neill, died Tuesday, September 14, 2021. Mrs. O’Neill served on the Board for more than twenty years and the loss of her wisdom, passion and commitment will  be felt in the Montgomery County community for a long time. We are deeply saddened by Mrs. O’Neill’s passing and offer our deepest condolences to the O’Neill family.

“Pat had years of institutional knowledge and a deep commitment to Montgomery County Public Schools,” said Board of Education President Brenda Wolff. “We have lost an impassioned advocate for children, students and our community. Mrs. O’Neill leaves a legacy of educational excellence that will guide our work for years to come.”

"Pat O'Neill was a fierce champion for staff, students and families and the impact of her work will live on for generations,” said interim superintendent Dr. Monifa McKnight.  “I am grateful for her service, her leadership, and her guidance and will miss her wisdom and partnership." 

Prior to joining the Board, Mrs. O’Neill was a longtime PTA activist in the Walt Whitman Cluster and served in various volunteer and leadership roles. She served as the vice chair for the Montgomery County Public Schools Educational Foundation and was a member of the Foundation’s grants committee.  

"The children of Montgomery County Public Schools had a great advocate in Pat," said Yolanda Pruitt, executive director, MCPS Educational Foundation.  "She was dedicated to creating equitable opportunity for every student.  I will miss her presence, her insight, and her support."

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