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 eighteenth year of teaching. I have been at Canyon Ridge since it opened, and I am extremely fortunate 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 five 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 5th grade for six years. This is now my seventh year as the GT specialist on our campus, and I couldn't be happier.
I have two adult children. My son is 27 and wrapping up his degree at UTSA. My daughter is 24, and she is a talented artist also working on her degree at UTSA. Both played soccer most of their childhood, and I now enjoy watching my son coach his own club soccer teams.
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 often tell people 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.
FOR GT INFORMATION, INCLUDING REFERRAL DEADLINES AND TESTING DATES , CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW.
*Students, please remember to visit 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- 1st Grade
*Kindergarten begins in March.