I am Heather Scarnato and I am so excited to begin my 18th year in education. I obtained a Bachelors Degree from Barat College in Lake Forest, Illinois in the late nineties. My degree is in Elementary Education. In 2006, I was honored to earn a Masters Degree in Teaching and Leadership from St. Xavier University, Chicago, Illinois. The majority of my career has been spent in a first grade classroom. That is a place I love as I love to see the young minds grow and change through the course of only one year. I enjoy watching the children discover and find their voice and confidence along the way.
I am overjoyed to begin my fourth year with my Paideia family, serving our community as the K-2 Curriculum Coach. I am so excited to help the educators discover their voice as we work together in this next year. My mission is to help all children learn to succeed and I am elated to be able to extend my reach further this year. I am looking forward to watching so many children and educators learn and grow.
Personally, I moved to Arizona from the Chicagoland area in 2013. I immediately accepted a position at Paideia Academy and knew that I had found my place. I have two children that are 15 and 7. They are my pride and joy and the true loves of my life. I enjoy hiking, fishing the cold Alaska waterways, being outdoors, reading, writing, painting, and spending quality time with my children.
I am looking forward to another wonderful year in sunny Arizona at this wonderful, joy filled school.
“The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don’t tell you what to see.” ~Alexandra K. Trenfor