Meet the Scully Family
A retired teacher of 26 years, Paula Scully has always been a champion for personal and academic growth. After her beloved husband Bill died in 2008, she wanted to honor his memory by improving lives. She founded Scully Learning Center as a resource for children and young adults with autism.
Years later, Paula identified a critical unmet need within the Cave Creek, Carefree and North Scottsdale community. Most of the programs available to disabled children in public schools went away once they graduated — yet their desire for friendship and independence remained.
Paula shifted the foundation’s mission from serving kids and teens with autism to helping adults with a wide range of developmental disabilities access the same opportunities they enjoyed in school.
Today, Paula and her family work together to fulfill Bill Scully’s legacy. Inspired by his spirit of generosity, the organization positively impacts both individual members and the entire Cave Creek community.
About Paula Scully
Paula Scully grew up in Phoenix and Mesa with her parents providing a marvelous, adventurous childhood. She earned her BA in Elementary Education and 2 Masters degrees in Science Education and Educational Leadership and Administration from ASU. Paula taught for Cave Creek Unified School District grades 5-8. In her later professional years, she mentored new teachers and provided professional development opportunities.
Paula’s two children, Brady and Genevieve, are her most prized accomplishments.
Paula had the privilege to share her life with Bill Scully. What an adventure! When Bill died, she realized she needed to share his legacy with her community. Scully Learning Center Foundation, founded in 2010, has allowed her the privilege of serving Developmentally Disabled Adults. The Foundation provides enrichment activities of all kinds. The participants and volunteers have become a big happy family. Her next challenge is to build a forever home for our
Scully family to ensure a safe and nurturing future.