Naccarato-Keele has a vision at Linwood Elementary of “High Expectations and Maximum Support for Every Student Every Day.” She created structures and supports to help meet high expectations, including programs like the Child Study Team (CST), which creates a plan for students needing a little extra support. Naccarato-Keele leads her staff at Linwood Elementary in a great environment, creating a warm culture and always putting the students first.
“A high-needs school, Linwood’s students, staff, and community members demand great devotion and attentiveness. Gina demonstrates a high degree of professionalism when working with all stakeholders.” Principal Jody Schmidt of Whitman Elementary said describing Naccarato-Keele. She continues, “She relentlessly pursues options to provide her families with support that ultimately helps students. Her mission is high expectations with maximum support. This belief is evident in the halls and the voices of the teachers and Linwood. They believe in her and her vision, and work to create and live that vision in their classrooms.”
Previous to her ten years as principal at Linwood Elementary School, Naccarato-Keele was the assistant principal at for a year at Regal Elementary School in the Spokane Public School District from 2007-2008. She is a graduate from Eastern Washington University, receiving her Masters of Education in 2001 and her principals certificate in 2007. After she graduated, she became a teacher in Spokane area for eleven years before becoming the assistant principal at Regal Elementary in 2007.