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 full time as Instructional Assistant. "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.
After learnig of their return to Florida, the first thing the Schiaparelli's younger daughter, Emma, asked was, "Am I going back to Shorecrest?" She will be rejoining her friends in seventh grade. Their older daughter, Kara, graduated from Shorecrest in 2014, and is about to start her junior year at American University in Washington, DC, dual majoring in French and Public Relations.