Ms. McNeal, Credo Farming teacher and cohort guide, along with Dr. Shaw, for the eleventh grade Blue Cohort, earned her BA and teaching credential at California State Long Beach, and for years was owner/manager of an organic family farm in Sebastopol. She previously taught at Sebastopol Independent Charter School and previously taught at U.C. Irvine and in the Capistrano School District. Ms. McNeal organized and taught farm programs and nature awareness programs for K-12 students in Sonoma County schools. She is the mother of three adult children who were Waldorf students.