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About Me

Kathleen Losi, EdD

Founder, Creator, and Developer of "Scholarly Habits"

My education and teaching experience align with my passion for empowering children with the tools they need to succeed in the classroom and for life. 

I earned a Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction and a Doctor of Education in Education Leadership at Concordia University, Irvine, to develop my expertise in researching, creating, and writing curricula I teach during Growing Scholars sessions. 

My Background

About Growing Scholars

Growing Scholars promotes social and emotional growth and academic achievement by teaching students fundamental skills and creating accountability to establish a positive attitude, healthy habits, and independent routines to foster success in the classroom and for life. We also motivate high-achieving and gifted students to go beyond what they thought possible. 

A child’s behavior patterns now will be their foundation for life. So, let’s allow them to experience success and build their confidence and independence to thrive.


This program is a passion project I dreamed about but needed more time and resources to create while raising my two kids and teaching on the frontline in the K-12 world.  After completing my doctorate in Education Leadership, and 25 years in the classroom, I decided it was time to redirect my efforts as an educator and concentrate on helping students differently. 

I have taught in the K-12 world for 25 years, at the middle, high school, and elementary levels, where I spent almost two decades. I have certification and years of experience teaching gifted and talented students and twice-gifted kiddos. 

As a teacher, I recognized that some students thrived in my classroom, and others didn't. So one of my objectives was to establish a warm, inviting classroom where kids felt deeply connected to me and their purpose in school. Some kids needed more support with their habits and routines, and some required challenging activities that provided deeper learning than I could provide during the school day. Seeing a child move on at the end of the school year without achieving the remarkable success I knew they were capable of was heartbreaking. So I started Growing Scholars to change that.

Our Mission

Our mission is to empower students with social and emotional awareness to establish a positive attitude, healthy habits, and independent routines while developing a lifelong love for learning and creating sustainable positive change for their academic years and beyond.

Our Vision

Our vision is to see all children have the opportunity to thrive as they learn to understand their unique potential and purpose in life. 

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