Irma Josefina “Jossie” O’Neill, Ed.D., is a special education instructional coach at Cypress Hills Community School, a dual-language public K–8 school in Brooklyn, New York, and serves on the advisory board of the Gateway School of Mumbai.
A former director of partnerships and outreach at the Gateway Schools, O’Neill was a senior ELL-literacy advisor to the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project and a senior program officer at New Visions for Public Schools. She served as assistant principal at the Evergreen Charter School in Hempstead, New York, and as assistant director at the Amber Charter School in New York City.
O’Neill was an associate professor at SUNY College at Old Westbury and visiting professor at Teachers College, Columbia University. She has a doctorate from Teachers College and a certificate of advanced study in reading and human development from Harvard Graduate School of Education.