Ms. Pariano loves her role as Dean at Equitas Academy 3! She strongly believes in the Equitas mission that all students deserve to not only attend, but also excel in college. Raised in a small town in rural Ohio, she was the first person in her family to graduate from college, earning a Bachelor’s of Science degree in education from Ohio University in 2008 (Go Bobcats!). She joined Teach for America in 2009 and moved to Los Angeles to teach special education. Ms. Pariano has a Master’s degree in Special Education from Loyola Marymount University and taught middle school special education and 5th grade math before helping found EQ3 as the special education teacher four years ago. She has spent the past two years at EQ3 as the dean. In her free time, Ms. Pariano loves to cook, craft, play board games, try new restaurants, cuddle with her dog, Carly, and go to the movies with her husband, Jared.