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Dena Oneal

Dena Oneal

Behavior Support Specialist

Metro-Nashville Public Schools

Murfreesboro, TN

Behavior Support Specialist at Metro-Nashville Public Schools





Metro-Nashville Public Schools

Behavior Support Specialist

I assist educational professionals and parents in assessing student behavior and planning interventions for students PreK-12 grade with behavioral challenges. As the lead CPI trainer for the district, I help plan nonviolent physical crisis intervention trainings and coordinate dates, locations, and trainers. In addition I act as a trainer. I also provide professional development in the areas of challenging behaviors, de-escalation strategies in the classroom, and Olweus (anti-bullying) training for staff.

Career medium 02
Career medium 03

Macon Music Education

Program Director

Co-developed and implemented an educational program that provided interdisciplinary lesson plans, materials, and assemblies around the topic of old time American music, history, and dance.


Murfreesboro City Schools

RTI Coordinator

A PreK-6th grade city school district serving the city of Murfreesboro, TN.

Previously held the position of Preschool Supervisor for the 2007-2008 school year. Supervised 23 PreK classrooms. Responsible for 4 educational locations, budgeting of programming, evaluation of educational professionals, management of state and local records for education and day care regulations. Implemented a walk-a-thin, benefiting the school in order to allow teachers to purchase materials. Built relationships with local charities, businesses, and other organizations in order to involve these groups in the school.
Served as RTI Coordinator across the District, assisting schools by leading response to intervention meetings on students who needed assistance in the academic structure of the classroom. Collected and managed assessment data for district in the area of reading. Provided AIMSweb management for the district, trained staff in the implementation of assessments and data management. Implemented CPI (Nonviolent Physical Crisis Intervention) training with staff throughout the district.

Career medium 01

Prince William County Schools

Special Education Teacher-ED

Worked with high school students identified as emotionally disturbed. Taught high school english, math, history, and social skills. Case managed 14 cases.

YMCA of Central Kentucky

Director of Early Childhood

Director of the early childhood program with the YMCA of Central Kentucky. Responsible for educational programming, staffing (HR), accounts receivable, purchasing, community outreach, and building maintenance. Managed staff of 14.

Career medium 05

Wilson County Schools

Speech Language Therapist

Provided speech/language diagnostics and therapy to students PreK-age 22. Case managed an average of 100 students.

Middle Tennessee State University

Master of Education (M.Ed.), Literacy

University of Tennessee

Bachelor of Arts, Speech Pathology

Tabb High