About Mr. Schena
Hi! I'm Mr. Schena, your Pine Elementary School Counselor for the 2018-19 school year. I want to see our Pine children thriving in body, mind & spirit while they're getting a heck of an education with a wonderful fine arts infusion at Pine.
I don't teach "readin', writin', or 'rithmetic" on a daily basis like the teachers do. I do teach our children about developing a positive character for themselves, getting along with (and even helping) others, and exploring careers for their future. I do this in 1-on-1 interactions (both scheduled & informally), in small groups, and in classroom presentations. The children might also tell you that they frequently see me supervising lunch recesses, helping Mrs. Bolen teach piano after school, and coaching soccer.
A lot of what I've learned about working with children I've learned from good teachers, principals, and counselors before me. I also learned some things at Purdue, I.U.S.B., and The Gregorian University in Rome. I earned two bachelors degrees and two masters degrees for my efforts at those places.
My favorite hobbies are:
* doing things, going places, & just hanging out with my family,
* fishing, gardening, & just about anything to do with the outdoors,
* always learning more about history & science, &
* involving myself & my family at our church.
Enough about me, how about you and your family? If things at Pine are going well for you & yours, great! If there are problems, let me know and let's talk. I believe that if we put our heads together and keep our minds open, we can move almost any situation in a better direction!
Pax et Bonum!
- Mr. Schena