The best thing about being a teacher for Kim Malnar is watching her students succeed.
"I have always loved watching children as they work through the various learning stages: from discovery, understanding, through the final stage of being able to actually teach it themselves," she said.
Mrs. Malnar currently serves as a fourth and fifth grade teacher at St. Cyprian's Episcopal School. Keep reading to learn more about her and what her favorite subject to teach is.
SCES: Tell us about yourself. Kim Malnar: I have been in the teaching field for 33 years. I have taught both elementary and middle school age as well as supervised at college level. I currently teach fourth and fifth grade at St. Cyprian's.
SCES: Why did you become a teacher? Kim Malnar: I became a teacher, because I have always loved watching children as they work through the various learning stages: from discovery, understanding, through the final stage of being able to actually teach it themselves.
SCES: What is your favorite lesson to teach? Kim Malnar: One of my favorite subjects is science. Giving students the opportunity for hands-on learning allows them to better grasp how things work together yet at the same time opens up a whole new world of "but what-if questions" for them to ponder.
SCES: Why did you choose to work at St. Cyprian's? Kim Malnar: I chose SCES for the wonderful opportunities it offers students to learn beyond the traditional classroom environment. There is an atmosphere of learning that connects everything we do.
SCES: What can students expect when they enter your classroom? Kim Malnar: When students enter my classroom, they can expect the opportunity for hands-on discovery and to be challenged in their thinking.
SCES: What is the best thing about being a teacher?
Kim Malnar: The best thing about being a teacher is watching your students succeed.