B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.Ed., University of St. Francis
Ms. Pagliaro, our science curriculum leader, has many years of teaching experience at the high school and middle school levels in both public and private schools.
How would you describe your ideal student?
This student has a sense of humor and is also willing to take risks; is not afraid to be wrong. I believe we learn a great deal from our mistakes, and I do my best to provide a classroom that encourages risk-taking and self-discovery along with laughter and joy. As a student, I was terrified to be wrong, and so I do not want my own students to have the same experience.
What motivated you to become a teacher?
I did not plan on becoming a teacher. I come from a family of educators, and so it was the last thing I wanted to do. To make a long story short, I ended up in a university course for teachers, spent a little time in a classroom, and that was all it took. I knew right then that I was supposed to become an educator.
What are some of your interests and hobbies?
I can be found constantly working on our home, built in 1893, reading when I can, seeing movies, going to concerts, and spending time with my husband and two daughters. I also find myself researching and planning vacations that may or may not be taken some day.