Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics
College of Wooster-Wooster, Ohio 1982
Associates Degree in Culinary Arts
Johnson & Wales University-Norfolk, Virginia 1999
Hillsborough Community College-Tampa, Florida 2008
Mr. Scott Coonfare
Hillsborough County Public Schools in Tampa, Florida - 14 years
Co-owner with my wife of a sports restaurant in Tampa, Florida - 2 years
Managing Partner Ruby Tuesdays Restaurant Corporation - 4 years
Executive Chef in Tampa, Florida - 2 years
Director of Catering at College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio - 8 years
Manager of Bennigan's Restaurant in Washington D.C. - 4 years
Dining Room Manager at University of Chicago - 2 years
Earth & Space Science
My name is Scott Coonfare. I teach Earth & Space Science and Physical Science here at Sparkman. I love having the opportunity to teach science to these incredible students.
I am married and have two children. My wife, whom I have been married to for 33 years, is a technology teacher at Legacy Elementary. She was formally one of the highest ranking elementary teachers in the state of Florida prior to moving here this past summer. Our son, Matthew, is a manager with Amazon and lives in Bradenton, Florida. Our daughter, Maggie, lives here in Huntsville and is currently working at Starbucks.
I have had the wonderful opportunity to sponsor five student science projects to the International Space Station. I am also lucky to team up with NASA for the students to remotely operate a deep-space telescope in California twice a week, collecting data on Black Holes.