Vanessa O'Neil-White. Vanessa O'Neil-White has a B.S. and an M.S. English Education from Buffalo State College. As an undergraduate student, she co-founded the English Education Student Association and as a graduate student, she helped found the English Education Alumni Network. Vanessa has taught both middle and high school students in multiple schools in WNY. She currently teaches 7th grade English Language Arts at Sweet Home Middle School.