M.Ed. – California State University, Fullerton
Mallorie has received her Master’s Degree in Education- Elementary Curriculum and Instruction and her Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from California State University, Fullerton. She has experience teaching kindergarten through sixth grade. Some of that experience includes teaching learners from first through fifth grade in reading and English language development (ELD) through response to intervention strategies (RtI). Outside of teaching, Mallorie has many interests. She loves spending time with friends and family. Most of her time is spent outdoors hiking, backpacking, traveling, or relaxing at the beach. Mallorie just got married to the love of her life in June! They live in Orange and both attend and serve at Mission Bible Church in Costa Mesa. Mallorie is so excited to start the school year as a first grade facilitator!
Growing up, Mallorie knew God had given her the passion and ability to work with children and teach them to learn and grow academically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. She spent many of her younger years teaching in children’s ministry at her church during Sunday school and Vacation Bible School. Through these experiences, Mallorie knew God was placing her on the path to have a career in teaching. Throughout her education, she has gained a vast amount of knowledge in various areas of education, but is still continuing to add to her bank of knowledge through her experiences in teaching. Mallorie’s goal is to help her learners have a growth mindset. When learners have a growth mindset, they understand that challenges and mistakes help them grow, they can learn and do anything they set their mind to, and they should always keep trying and never give up. Mallorie believes that education is about giving all learners the opportunity to become compassionate, knowledgeable, and collaborative members of society. In her classroom, you will see students taking responsibility for their own learning, setting goals for themselves, completing hands-on activities, working collaboratively with other learners, using technology in purposeful and meaningful ways, and learning how to put God at the center of it all.
What does a God-first School mean to her? Being a facilitator at a God-first school is such a blessing to Mallorie. Most of her experience so far has been in public school where there are little to no opportunities to share her faith with her learners. She is looking forward to being able to freely speak about her faith in Jesus Christ and help her learners to grow in their knowledge of Jesus. With the belief that all knowledge and wisdom comes from God, Mallorie will teach the curriculum through a biblical perspective. Mallorie believes that being a God first school means to put God at the center of education where staff, learners, and family members are all working together to provide learners with a safe space to grow academically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually.