Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. John Robert O'Neal

What an honor it is to be the Principal of the Kobuk School once again! This is my second term leading Kobuk and I couldn't be more excited. I first came to Kobuk in 2010 and spent 3 amazing years here as the Principal/Teacher. 
2021/2022 will be my 12th year as a building Principal and/or Administrator, and 7th at the Kobuk School.

I have a Master of Science in Educational Administration, a Master of Education in Educational Leadership, a Bachelor of Science in Geography and Public Planning, hold a Reading Specialist Endorsement, and am a Nationally Certified Spalding Language Arts Teacher. 

I've been the Principal of the Kobuk School, the Thorne Bay School in the Southeast Island School District, Cordova Jr/Sr High School in Cordova, Alaska, and Malad High School in Malad, Idaho. Before becoming an Administrator I taught mainly primary and intermediate grades in Yuma, Arizona and Boise, Idaho. 

I have 3 amazing children, love life, adore my parents Bob and Jonni O'Neal, and am blessed to be back in the Village of Kobuk.