Jeanne Pagliaro

Upper School Science; Science Curriculum Leader

B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.Ed., University of St. Francis

jpagliaro@morganparkacademy.org

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.

Jeanne Pagliaro

Q&A

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.