Mrs. Michelle Scaduto was born and raised in Menlo Park, California. She comes from a Catholic family and grew up going to St. Raymond Catholic School and Church. Mrs. Scaduto and her husband, Chris and their 2 children, Logan, 3 ½, and Layla, 20 months, moved to Napa last summer and have loved calling it their new home!
Mrs. Scaduto attended San Diego State University and received her BA in Psychology. She then returned to the Bay Area and earned a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction and two credentials: Multiple Subject and Special Education. Mrs. Scaduto’s Master’s Thesis was entitled “Developing Social Skills in Students with Autism” which she completed by having her then-kindergarten class partner with a middle school class of students with Autism. Her work was so profound, that a mother of an Autistic student cried as her nonverbal daughter hugged her kindergarten buddy on the last meeting. This was a major breakthrough considering this student had never shown emotion in this way before. Mrs. Scaduto continued in her role of Kindergarten teacher and also worked as a Resource teacher at a public elementary school. This school was classified as a “Title 1” school, serving a diverse population identified as low-income. Mrs. Scaduto motivated the students to succeed in school and opened their eyes to the benefits of being a good student and a life long learner.
Prior to joining us last year in 2nd grade, Mrs. Scaduto had been working as the Kindergarten teacher at St. Raymond Catholic School in Menlo Park, the same school she and her husband attended when they were growing up. She has loved working in a Catholic community and is ecstatic to continue her work in Catholic education.