Back in 2012, Jay Russnak and Cherly Sciutto began working together at Burk Elementary School in Gilbert Public Schools. They quickly realized that their professional ideologies matched and they shared a vision for how education could (and should) be utilized in the classroom, and a close friendship formed as well. Due to their collaborative nature, they exceeded the district's projection for student growth of 50%, while their students averaged a growth of 80-90%.
Seeing the full potential for their approach, Jay and Cheryl little by little began building the vision for a place where they could bring their ideas to a greater population. By 2017, things had finally fallen in to place and they had the opportunity to open a learning center. After adding Martha Huggans and Kristen Alexander to the staff, finding a perfect location and bringing years of ideas to fruition, Kinesthestic Learning Academy officially came to life.
Kinesthetic Learning Academy's mission is to provide learners with meaningful instruction utilizing movement based philosophies to achieve academic growth while maintaining a brain friendly and fun environment with highly qualified specialists.