She received her bachelor's degree in education and history from Framingham State College in 1970, and also a master's in education supervision and administration from Bowie State University in 1978. She took a teaching position as a social studies teacher at Concord High School in New Hampshire in 1983.
In 1985, she was selected from more than 11,000 applicants to participate in the NASA Teacher in Space Project and was scheduled to become the first teacher in space. As a member of mission STS-51-L, she was planning to conduct experiments and teach two lessons from Space ShuttleChallenger. On January 28, 1986, the shuttle broke apart 73.124 seconds after launch. After her death, schools and scholarships were named in her honor, and in 2004 she was posthumously awarded the Congressional Space Medal of Honor.
Scarf is made in Italy on a blend of Cashmere (2%) Modal (98%)
Modal is extracted from the fibre of a beechwood tree. The beech tree is an ancient, extremely resistant, deep-rooting plant. Beech forests thrive in Northern and Central Europe and have shaped the landscapes of these regions for centuries.