Mr. Michael P. Scarlato

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Wall of Fame Class of 2023

For more than three decades, MMI has been a
second home for Michael Scarlato who taught
American History to students from 7th through
12th grades. After a serious health scare in 2020,
he announced that he was retiring at the end of
the 2021 school year to spend more time with his
wife, Tina, and sons, Michael (33) and Mario (29). He is
still engaged with the school though, serving as a substitute teacher
during the 2021-22 and 2022-23 academic years.

“There wasn’t a single day that the alarm went off at 5:30 in the morning
and I didn’t want to be here at MMI. I always thought I would teach until I
was 70 years old because I just absolutely loved what I was doing,” he said.
Michael’s degrees include an Associate of Applied Science from Penn State
University, a Bachelor of Arts in History with a minor in General Business
from King’s College, a Master of Health Administration from Wilkes
University, and his Secondary and Elementary Education Teacher

As a Consumer Education teacher, Scarlato organized class trips to places
such as the New York Stock Exchange, and Garland Commercial Industries.
His social studies classes ventured to places like the South Street Seaport,
Medieval Times Dinner Theater, and the White House.

Back at school, Michael arranged for guests in his classroom and organized
all-school assemblies to allow for the entire MMI community to benefit
from the knowledge and expertise of his visitors. He arranged for speakers
such as U.S. Congressman Louis J. Barletta, State Representative Gerald J.
Mullery, and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
Correale F. Stevens.

In addition to being a teacher, Scarlato advised many clubs over the years
including the Prep Talk newspaper, board games, video games, the Interact
Club, and Student Council. He served as the Faculty and Facilities Manager
for the MMI Girls Basketball program and was the initial developer of MMI’s
Summer Camp Program and Summer Concert Series. He organized and
oversaw Act 48 Professional Development classes for the faculty at MMI
and was the advisor for the 8th, 11th, and 12th grades’ annual Stock Market

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