Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies, UTSA GT Certification ESL Certification PreK-6th Grade Certification Trinity Prize for Excellence in Teaching Nominee
Welcome to another school year! My name is Ms. Malone, and I am thrilled to begin my 16th year of teaching. I have been at Canyon Ridge since it opened, and I am extremely forunate to be the Gifted and Talented teacher at our school. I look forward to embarking on a new year full of challenge, adventure, and LEARNING.
Prior to teaching GT, I was a kindergarten teacher for 5 years. I then asked to jump up to a new grade level, and decided to try out 5th grade. Though eleven year olds seemed a bit scary compared to my kindergarteners, I fell in love with the age group. I ended up staying in fifth grade for 6 years. This is my fifth year as the GT specialist on our campus, and I couldn't be happier.
I have two adult children. My son is 25 and wrapping up his degree at UTSA. My daughter is 22, and she is a talented artist also working on her degree at UTSA. Both played soccer most of their childhood, and I enjoy watching my son coach his own teams today.
At home I have one dog and one cat. They both definitely rule the home, and they know it! In my free time, I enjoy reading, completing logic puzzles, listening to music, and walking in nearby parks.
I tell people often that I have the best teaching job around. In our classroom I get to challenge students to reach new heights, help them learn to view failures as opportunities, guide them to develop leadership skills, and encourage them to become life long learners. It is an honor to work with these talented students.
*Students, please remember to visit the Launchpad to access our Google Classroom and Seesaw sites.
Monday - *Kinder and 2nd Grade GT
Tuesday - 3rd Grade GT
Wednesday - 4th Grade GT
Thursday - 5th Grade GT
Friday- *Kinder/1st Grade
*Kindergarten begins in March.