Mrs. McNeal has more than 35 years of experience in education. Her first experience as a teacher was teaching U.S. soldiers American History and English in South Korea. She directed high school and community theatre for twelve years. She taught American Literature and Ancient World literature at Cathedral High School prior to becoming the Honors Director and subsequently the Academic Dean. At Cathedral, Mrs. McNeal grew the Advanced Placement courses from three to twenty-one courses. She also led the research and implementation team for Cathedral’s International Baccalaureate Programme. Mrs. McNeal’s expertise in curriculum development served as a valuable resource during Herron High School’s start-up phase and continues to be a key ingredient in Herron High School’s academic successes. Mrs. McNeal implemented a graduation coaching program at Herron High School to help identify and support at-risk students and keep them focused on the road to college. Mrs. McNeal’s passion for student achievement and knowledge in the areas of professional development, assessment tools and student advising continues be a rich resource to the faculty, students and the school community. Mrs. McNeal holds a B.S. in Secondary Education from IUS, a M.S. in Secondary Language Education from Indiana University, and a Certificate of School Administration from Indiana University Purdue University.