What parents are saying: "I could not agree more that SCDS is doing an amazing job on all fronts. My child enjoys going to school, likes the curriculum and the faculty and has made a number of new friends... all good! Thank you for all you and the faculty and staff at SCDS do day in and day out."

The Scottsdale Country Day School staff have been carefully selected to represent a plethora of educations, experiences, and unique skills to ensure each of our students are afforded a rounded education. Staff at the SCDS charter goes above and beyond when it comes down to helping each individual student be successful and will often be found after school working with students individually or in small groups.

Open communication is imperative for each child to be successful and our staff encourages parents to be involved with their child to optimize learning opportunities.

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Loretta Lyken

Hello, my name is Loretta. I am the Lunchroom and Aftercare supervisor. I am overjoyed to provide a safe and engaging space for all children enrolled at SCDS. I recently graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a Bachelor's in Psychology. I have an extensive background working with children of all ages in a variety of fields. There is so much you can learn from children and I believe that granting them the space and opportunity to become their greatest selves is truly one of my greatest accomplishments. I was born and raised in Southern California and moved here to Arizona with my family after college. I absolutely love traveling! My favorite countries that I've visited so far are Indonesia, Costa Rica, Italy and France. I love seeing the beauty of this world. In addition to traveling, I enjoy going to the theater, gardening, singing, spending time with my family and watching movies.

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