They say Pixie Hall was dreamt up one fog-shrouded night in San Francisco by a family of three. Three girls, giggling and whispering mischievously together, declared on that hazy eve that the valley called Noe was missing something magical. It lacked a special haven, a place for the free spirits. A den for artists. A cozy cave for creatives. A well-lit room for thinkers. A hollow for molders and painters. Pixie Hall.
The three pixies behind Pixie Hall are a spritely trio: a mother and her two young daughters. Kristin Scagliotti, the head pixie (and mother) wanted a place for her small pixies (and all small pixies) to thrive. A home away from home to release their young spirits and funnel their impish ways onto a blank canvas.
Kristin's study and training of art has been a long path leading up to the founding of Pixie Hall. She earned her B.A. in Liberal Arts and her Multiple Subject Teaching Credential at University of San Diego. Subsequently, Kristin received degrees in Interior Design from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandise and in Art Education at San Francisco State University. Kristin taught for San Francisco Unified for 10 years as an elementary teacher, and created the after-school art program at Claire Lilienthal school.
I will be joining Pixie Hall as the Tuesday & Thursday Program Head Teacher and a Teacher for the PH School. I graduated from Smith College with a B.A in economics in 2011 and again in 2013 with a Master of the Arts in Teaching degree. My love for early childhood education grew during my two years as a pre-primary teacher at The Children's School, a Montessori-inspired pre-k through 2nd grade school in Stamford, CT. In addition, I taught 1st grade at a Waldorf-inspired school in Mill Valley as well as numerous outdoor education programs in Marin, and an internship in Ireland's premier Children's Museum, Imaginosity.
I come to Pixie with experience and excitement to share learning beyond the classroom through nature, community, service learning, the arts and creative development . I am passionate about experiential child-centered learning and the role of the arts in early childhood education. I believe in a learning environment that nourishes the senses through art, music, and play, as well as purposeful community engagement and collaborative work. I encourage my students to wonder, invent, and create together, and to grow the seeds of life-long learning!
I am so delighted to join the Pixie family as the new assistant teacher! I moved to San Francisco from Oregon to complete a degree in Visual Merchandising but quickly realized that working with children was my true passion. The last two years I have been taking classes to complete my certificate in Early Childhood Education, while nannying on the side. Working with children gives me a great deal of joy and I am eager to give back and develop healthy, happy, and creative young people. I am excited to work with the students and families at Pixie Hall and look forward to having a lot of fun!
Hi! My name is Kelsey and this is my second year at Pixie Hall! I am excited to be the Head Teacher for the Tues/Thurs preschool program. I graduated from Southern Illinois University with a degree in Sociology and am currently working towards my Early Childhood credentials. Over the last 5 years, I have had the opportunity to serve some wonderful families in San Francisco as a nanny, mostly with toddlers and pre-school aged children. It didn’t take me very long to realize that I was magnetically drawn to their curiosity, presence and love of the world around them!
I am looking forward to bringing a home away from home learning experience, where our children can let their inner spark of creativity soar, while providing a safe place to honor their own sense of self. I believe that taking the whole child approach into our learning is important so they can work freely in discovering what their interests are and help to grow a healthy mind, body and spirit. I look forward to an exciting year and can’t wait to watch our Pixie’s grow! In my free time I love to go hiking, try new tasty foods around the city, attend yoga and fitness classes, travel to new places and spend time with friends and family! I can’t wait to get to know all of our families more and help provide a sense of community and love around our Pixie community!