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As we begin the 22-23 school year at Foothills Elementary School, I am beyond honored and blessed to be part of such an amazing faculty, staff, and families. In my time here I have noticed that FHE teachers are passionate about their work, collaboration is very evident, a high rigor and pace is set, a belief that all children can learn exists, FHE traditions are solid, and teachers support one another.

About Me:  My husband Sal and I have three children. My oldest son, AJ will be a junior at the University of Tennessee, Sal Jr. will be a freshman at the University of Tennessee, and Gabe will be a eighth grader at Maryville Junior High School. I absolutely love spending time with anything that has to do with the “Schito boys”! I enjoy traveling, cooking, baking, reading, and spending time and catching up with those dear to me.  

Prior to our move to Tennessee, I spent 22 years in public education in Northeast Pennsylvania and have brought many experiences and a skill set to build a collaborative partnership with all stakeholders. This year marks the beginning of my 28th year in education and I have been blessed to have a career that I love so passionately.

I am grateful and take great pride in being part of Maryville City Schools.  As a faculty, we are committed  and ready to serve our students and families. Please do not hesitate to contact me as my door is always open...

Yours in education,

Mrs. Karen Schito

“There is no greater reward than working from your heart, and making a difference in the world.”

                                           ~Carlos Santana