John Scardina

“John has been a special person in my child’s life for the past few years. His professionalism and friendship have been invaluable to my son and our family.”

— Parent

  About John Scardina

John has been working in schools since 1973. As a certified school psychologist, he is dedicated to child-centered practices that enhance student success and enjoyment in school. His career experience has taught him the value of research-based techniques grounded in the basic experiences of children and their families. John also serves as a parent educator, youth coach, group facilitator and teacher trainer.

In 1993, when it became clear that parents needed a lot of support too, John began holding parent coaching classes, using books such as Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish’s How To Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk, Wendy Mogel’s The Blessing of a Skinned Knee and Jim Fay and Foster Cline’s Parenting With Love & Logic. These parent coaching classes have provided parents with an opportunity for community building, sharing their experience, strength and hope with other parents as they learn developmentally appropriate techniques for raising healthy, resilient and responsible children.

John also has extensive experience running group workshops for teenagers who are middle and high school students, exploring issues such as dealing with your parents, communicating effectively with peers, discovering your sexuality, finding out who we are and who we want to be and developing healthy relationships.

John has a BA in Religion from Princeton University, a Masters in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and school psychologist certification in NY and PA.