Natalie O'Neil, MA, M.Ed
Instructional Design Specialist
Natalie O'Neil is proud to be part of the SON-ITS team as the School of Nursing's Instructional Design Specialist. Natalie has a longstanding relationship with Rutgers, having earned her BA in English at Rutgers New Brunswick and her M.Ed at Rutgers Graduate School of Education, where she graduated with honors. Natalie has maintained membership in numerous national and global academic communities including NCTE, ASCD, and had received recognition for innovation, leadership and research.
Natalie is also an accomplished writer, having publications in a variety of scholarly journals. She was honored with a Fellowship in the National Writing Project through the Rutgers New Brunswick chapter, and subsequently published her first full length young adult novel through Solstice Publishing. Through her innovative research and forward thinking, Natalie participates as a presenter and panelist speaker on topics including but not limited to identity, gender, and cultural studies, educational leadership, emerging technologies, and instructional design at conferences nationwide.
Natalie comes to the School of Nursing armed with an extensive background in pedagogy, instructional best practice, and educational leadership. Prior to joining the School of Nursing, Natalie worked in public education. She has taught all ages and levels in a variety of content areas including literature, composition, creative writing, STEM, educational theory and practice, and technology education, to name a few. Natalie also maintains certification in both Educational Supervision and Administration and has a wide range of experience in strategic planning, educational organization and management, ethics, and visionary leadership.
Natalie is also on the forefront of instructional innovation, excelling in educational technology implementation and integration. She has earned additional certifications as a Google Certified Innovator and Google for Education Certified Trainer, and most recently held the position of district-level Technology Coordinator. Natalie's role included instructional support for faculty and staff, providing professional development training for educators and schools to enhance their curriculum, practice, and services, management of all IT-related functions, budgeting, and strategic planning. Natalie has also been an adjunct professor at Bergen Community, Felician, Centenary, and Ramapo Colleges, and maintains a role as an Instructor and Part-Time Lecturer in the Graduate School of Education teaching a fully on-line asynchronous course on the role of technology in education.
In addition to offering support to others, Natalie has dedicated herself to staying on the forefront of educational technology and leadership trends. As a result, she continued her own professional development by earning a second Masters degree, and regularly attends workshops and trainings in order to enhance her ability to provide assistance to others in an academic setting.
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