|Title||Viola Scarangella Scrapbook|
|Scope & Content||One flat box containing a 57 page scrapbook of photographs and newspaper clippings spanning a 23 year period assembled by Viola Scarangella, art teacher at the Anna C. Scott Elementary School.|
|Collection||Viola Scarangella Scrapbook|
Educators & Authors
Viola Scarangella taught art at the Anna C. Scott Elementary School for some 30 years. She was the first art educator in the Borough. It was Anna Scott, principal at the elementary school who established a full-time position for an art instructor. Scarangella regularly mounted children's art exhibitions and arranged with local merchants to have the older children paint their windows for Halloween. Among her other teaching activities; she taught deaf children in New York City and soldiers at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey. Scarengella also taught at summer camps and gave lectures at conventions.
After she retired Scarangella gave classes to Leonia's seniors at the Borough Hall Annex for three years. She then taught adults in her studio at home. Now 98 years young Scarangella still takes students.
Viola Scarangella received a Bachelors Degree at Parsons School of Design and went on to earn a second degree in Education from New York University. She also took classes in crafts at Columbia University. Her first job out of college was at the elementary school in Plainfield, N.J. where she spent five years before coming to Leonia.