About Dena Naccarato

My Story

Dena Naccarato has been a public school educator for over 28 years and has dedicated the majority of them to the Post Falls School District.  She is a West Valley High School graduate who then attended North Idaho College and Eastern Washington University where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education with a major in English and minor in social studies. Dena obtained both of her administrative degrees from the University of Idaho, including a Master of Education in Educational Administration (1999) and an Education Specialist in Educational Leadership (2010). 

Ms. Naccarato’s teaching experience began at Lakeland Jr. High in 1994, where she taught 8th grade English and US History for two years before moving to Boise where she taught at Centennial High School in the Meridian (now West Ada) School District.  After two years in Boise, she returned to Lakeland High School and continued teaching for the next six years.  Dena has spent the past 19 years in the Post Falls School District working as assistant principal and principal at Post Falls High School, as well as the K-12 Director of Programs and Instruction and Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Programs.  Dena is currently serving her third year as Superintendent.

Ms. Naccarato is committed not only to the educational system but also to the larger community of Post Falls. She serves on numerous community-based committees such as the Post Falls Chamber Board of Directors and the CDAEDC Jobs Plus Board of Directors She is the Board Chair for KTEC and is a class of 2019 alumni for River City Leadership.  In 2020, she was awarded the Soroptimist Women of Distinction in Education award.


“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

Margaret Mead

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