In the Fall of 2020, Dr. McNeal begins her 8th year at St. Monica Catholic High School. as Vice Principal: Dean of Faculty & Academics. During her tenure at SMCHS, Dr. McNeal has held the positions of Director of Guidance, Religion Teacher, Religion Department Chair, and WCEA Chair. She has worked with adolescents in Catholic schools and parishes for more than 30 years as youth minister, teacher, family therapist, school guidance counselor and administrator. She loves working with teens because this is an important and exciting time of their formation into adulthood. Dr. McNeal believes that teens of today have many options and choices to make in their lives. She loves to work with them and their families to help them make the appropriate choices to live out their dreams.
Dr. McNeal has Bachelor of Music Degree, a Masters of Arts Degree in Humanities (with a concentration in Music), and a Masters of Science Degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from California State University, Dominguez Hills. She is a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and she has a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Phoenix. Dr. McNeal loves cooking, aerobic dancing, traveling, and photography.