Global Warming: Turning up the Heat

Rosemarie O'Neill

Rosemarie O'Neill
Rosemarie O'Neill

Rosemarie O'Neill attended Juniata College, graduating with a BS in Biology in 1986. She received her Secondary Education Certificate in Biology from Duquesne University in 1987, and her Masters in Secondary Eduction from Duquesne University in 1992.

Rosemarie has been teaching high school Biology for the past 21 years. She is currently teaching 9th grade Accelerated Biology, Biology II and Advanced Placement Biology at Greensburg Salem High School where she is also the Science Department Chairperson and the Gifted Enrichment Coordinator. In 2004 Rosemarie was the recipient of Pennsylvania's Outstanding Biology Teacher Award and has presented numerous times at the National Association of Biology Teachers conferences. In addition to her opportunity to travel to Costa Rica with the CHANCE program, Rosemarie has also study abroad in Jamaica, Bermuda and Puerto Rico. Rosemarie incorporates her studies abroad into her biology lessons, helping students visualize their role in the environment. Rosemarie's personal belief is that her role as a science teacher is not just to impart knowledge but to also show relevance in application to the student's lives, their community and the world. She encourages her students to take an active role in their own learning striving to create life long learners.