This is a part of a series featuring the new teachers in our community.
Amber Malone is a new third-grade teacher at Eugene Ware Elementary School.
Name: Amber Malone
Title of position: Third-grade teacher
Education: Graduated from Pittsburg State University.
Experience: Taught ten years in Missouri, but this is her first year in Kansas.
Family: Married with three sons.
Why did you choose education as a career?
” I was one of those people who always knew what they wanted to be when they grew up. My mom was a teacher and I wanted to fill that role as well. As I went through the school system, I had several teachers that made a huge impact on my learning and helped mold me to whom I am now. I want to be that same positive person that shows children they are worth every drop of blood, sweat, and tears. “
What is the first on your list of priorities for the position?
” My first priority is to smile at each child that comes into my classroom. Building a relationship with each of them will make this year more successful! My goal is to let them know I care about them and how hard I’m going to work to make each day, the best day yet!”