Scalici said she is unique because she is honest, compassionate and insightful about the needs of young people.
“She is and has always been an advocate for children,” Hebert said.
Scalici also said that in various situations Schifano had students stay with her and her family. He said he admires and respects Schifano and her relationships with the students.
“She and her husband are just magnetic in terms of being trusted by young people,” Scalici said.
C.J. Hebert said Schifano could always be found at an athletic or academic event at the school.
“She was very much involved in all facets of the school community,” Hebert said.
Schifano said she would miss her role as a member of the board because she had the opportunity to meet so many students.
“We have some really bright, intelligent young people here,” Schifano said.
Both Hebert and Scalici said she would be missed on the board.
“She is the most genuine person that I have ever worked with on the school board,” Scalici said.
“While we look forward to a new voice from Tim Hayes, her wisdom will very much be missed,” Hebert said.
Schifano said it has been a pleasure and an honor serving and she is ready to move on.
“I’ve had a great time, and I wish everyone the best of luck moving forward,” Schifano said.