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Giovanna Arcari was born in Glasgow, Scotland but has a strong Italian background and therefore considers herself ‘Scottish-Italian’. She grew up in Scotland with her parents and five siblings. As the second eldest of six, Ms. Arcari has always been a natural leader and to this day remains extremely close to her brothers and sisters. During her school years, Giovanna spent lots of weekends at her grandparents’ house. At school, she had a passion for languages and attended university in Glasgow, studying French and Italian. She went on to live and work as a teacher in Italy for one year and is now fluent in the language. She values the time spent in other countries and believes that experiencing and understanding new cultures is vital to becoming a well-rounded individual.
Growing up, Ms. Arcari loved playing sports. She played hockey before eventually turning to soccer, her favorite hobby. Giovanna loved to sing and played the piano from around the age of 8 years old and loved to sing. Her favorite childhood author was Jaqueline Wilson. She also loved to read the Harry Potter books. Ms. Arcari always wanted to be a teacher growing up and would practice by helping her younger siblings with their homework. Following in her mother's footsteps, Giovanna always knew that teaching is what she wanted to do. Her first teaching job was in the school across the street from her mother! She is excited to teach 4th Grade at Lynn Road ES and can’t wait to impact the children’s learning in a positive and meaningful way.
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