My name is Stephanie Maloney and this is my eighteenth year at St. Pius with an eighth-grade homeroom. I teach eighth-grade Science,Religion, and Health, and seventh-grade Science. I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Science from Ohio Dominican College in 1999 and my Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Ohio Dominican University in 2008. I also have an Advanced Certificate to teach Religion. This will be the twelfth year I have served as Student Council Moderator, and my third year as Assistant Cross Country Coach.
I enjoy watching the dramatic progression from August of seventh grade to June of eighth grade. It is an amazing transformation! My teaching partner, Patty Berger and I like to combine both eighth grade classes for integrated, cross-curricular units and activities. We believe projects that require students to employ skills they have learned in Science, Religion, and Language Arts in problem-solving activities encourage them to understand the connection between the curriculum and ‘real life.’ I also believe it is critical for young people to view science through the lens of faith. We need to employ the skills and talents God gave us to use science to better understand, and be good stewards of, creation.
My husband, John, and I have two children who absolutely crack us up. They have taught me as much about teaching as teaching has taught me about parenting! We enjoy anything Scottish, making our own maple syrup, and will drive hundreds of miles for Bojangles sweet tea.
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