Dr. Emily O’Neal is an elementary school principal in Yorkville, Illinois, a suburb 50 miles west of Chicago. She previously served as an elementary assistant principal and taught for a decade in elementary schools in Washington, DC, Chicago, and Evanston, Illinois. She’s currently earning her doctorate in education from the University of St. Francis. Her philosophy: Every child is a unique individual with inherent worth and limitless potential. During free time, she enjoys long drives, documentaries, and exploring Chicago with family.