Scott Charles Malloy
Brea Olinda
High School
789 Wildcat Way
Brea, CA 92821

Mathematics, 11–12

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1) What is one thing that needs to change in order to keep quality teachers in the profession?

What is the one tip or suggestion that you wish someone had given to you prior to your first year of teaching?


Scott Charles Malloy, 2001
State Teacher of the Year, California
Scott has been a teacher for 13 years and has taught AP calculus, AP computer science, statistics, and trigonometry. He is known for his engaging style and personal rapport with students of all abilities. He creates a classroom environment where learning is always enjoyable and where he involves students in hands-on projects and activities to further extend and enliven their learning. His philosophy of teaching is that "a great teacher should be a great learner." He has presented space-science units for the mathematics classroom at the Jet Propulsion Laboratories' educators workshops. He teaches chess to elementary students after school, and periodically hosts "star parties," where students come early to school (4 a.m.!) and look at the planets through the school's telescope. Mr. Malloy earned his Bachelor's degree in Economics in 1987 from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and is in progress towards a Master's degree in mathematics from the California State University, Northridge.  

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