Lyn (Linda) Scolar, Vice President of K-12
Prospect High School
Tel: (847) 718-5400 (school)/ (847) 302-9460 (cell)
Lyn Scolaro has been at Prospect High School for the past 26 years and has been teaching Italian for 34 years. Lyn earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Rosary College, now Dominican University, in River Forest. She holds a minor in Spanish and a Master’s Degree in Administration and Supervision from Roosevelt University and a Master of Arts in Teaching Degree from Aurora University. Lyn has been a member and an officer of the AATI-Midwest Chapter where she currently serves as Co-President. She is the Vice President K-12 of the AATI National organization, she is a member of the Osservatorio of the Consul General’s Office of Chicago, and is a member of the Development Committee for the AP Italian Language and Culture exam and serves as the College Board Advisor for Italian. She also serves as a Board Member for the Illinois Directors of Student Activities. She has been a participant and presenter of Italian and Co-Curricular Activities for numerous organizations.
For 14 years, she has worked diligently on scope and sequence for the AP exam as well as teaching Italian so “you learn smarter, not harder” in her classes. Ms. Scolaro has been a contributor to the Fra Noi, Il Canguro of the A.N.E.A, to the book Italians in Chicago, and to the North American supplement of the Italian pedagogy journal In.it published by Guerra in Italy, L’Italiano: Scope and Sequence, Skills and Components. Among other recognitions, Ms. Scolaro received the Distinguished Service Award from the National AATI, for Outstanding Contributions to the promotion of the AATI and of Italian Studies in North America in 2012 as well as the Premio Dante from the AATI-Midwest.
Ms. Scolaro’s AP Italian Class was recently awarded a $100,000 grant from the Frantoi Redoro company in Grezzana, Verona, Italia. The students are pursuing high school to career projects based on their future career plans while using Italian.