John Schiaparelli earned a BA from California State University, Los Angeles, in Social Sciences, and a teaching certificate in Secondary Social Studies from Montclair State University in New Jersey in 1996. Originally from New Jersey, John and his wife have lived in NJ, CA, WI, MA, CT, NE, Toronto, AZ and Florida. As a stay-at-home Dad in most of those locations, John spent lots of time volunteering at his daughters' schools.
The last time the Schiaparelli family live in Florida, John climbed the ranks at Shorecrest from Room Parent to substitute to Instructional Assistant to Kindergarten Teacher. "If I had known how much I enjoy elementary education, I would have started there at the beginning. I love the instant feedback you get from younger students and seeing their amazing progress in short periods of time," he said.
John's daughter Emma attends Shorecrest Upper School and his older daughter, Kara, graduated from Shorecrest in 2014.