Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Varvaro

CTE Director

Culinary Teacher

Career Preparation Teacher

Worksite Learning Coordinator

My work with the San Juan Island School District began in the fall of 2008 as the Food Service Director for the Food for Thought Program. I sought my teaching certificate soon after and began the journey toward the culinary classroom. I am thrilled to bring my knowledge and passion into the classroom to help prepare our students for success after high school.

In the Culinary classes, the students and I explore the exciting field of food through culinary labs, demonstrations, textbook readings, recipe development and journals. 

In the Career Prep classes, the students and I explore employment options by reflecting on career aptitudes, work ethic, and professionalism.

As the Worksite Learning Coordinator, enrolled students gain valuable employability skills and connections through 180 hours of job or internship experience while earning graduation credit.

I am a certified CTE Director and endorsed to teach Culinary Arts, Food Production, Career Choices, Entrepreneurship, Worksite Learning & Business Management. 

I look forward to helping students navigate their way to a healthy, life-long relationship with food, work and community.