Delsia Malone

Joined Feb 29, 2016

  • Location: Gadsden, Alabama
  • Organization: W. E. Striplin Elementary School
  • Grade: K , 1st , 2nd , 3rd , 4th , 5th
  • Environment: W. E. Striplin Elementary is one of eight elementary schools in the Gadsden City School district. Situated in the historic district of downtown Gadsden, our school is the academic home to 400 students. We serve a diverse student population of 33% Hispanic, 55% African American, and 12% white. We have a 1:1 tech initiative being incorporated in three grades and we have a staff that is 100% highly qualified. We love community partnerships and pride ourselves on knowing that "everyone is someone" in our building. We offer music, strings and art to our students and we embrace students and their learning through active engagement in all subject areas. We are also an Alabama Mathematics, Science and Technology Initiative site (AMSTI) and we love utilizing technology to share, to learn, and to collaborate with classrooms and people around the world. Follow us on Twitter. We are @WEStriplin.
  • Biography: I am a 20 year veteran educator with over 10 years as a school level administrator. I pride myself on being the lead learner in my school. I am an advocate for students, public education and technology across the curriculum. I am a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and Delta Kappa Gamma, Inc. I serve as an External Review Team member for AdvancEd, and I am a Discovery Educator Network STAR member. I am married to Steve Malone and we have two daughters. Desalyn is age 22 and Ebony is age 18. We have a 15 year old son, DJ , who keeps us busy with sports. I enjoy traveling with my husband, spending time with my siblings, nieces and nephews, cooking, wondering, and reading!
  • Website/Blog: http://kidskissesandchaos.blogspot.com

Apr 2, 2017

Wondrous Lesson Planning

This month, I had the great opportunity to work with my best friend (since fifth grade), Mrs. LaMecha James, Mathematics Specialist, on a lesson ...

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Mar 2, 2017

Combatting Classroom Winter Blahs

Students in many states face the winter blues after being kept indoors due to frigid temperatures and snow. Teachers have the task to find creative ...

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Feb 4, 2017

Heart Healthy Students

Welcome February! It’s a busy month. It’s a month that we observe Black history makers’ contributions to society, Presidents’ Day, and ...

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Jan 20, 2017

Snow Days

Have you ever wondered how does rain turn to snow? If you live somewhere that rarely has snow, what would you do if it suddenly began to snow? Well, ...

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Jan 20, 2017

Inauguration Day 2017

Today is such a historic moment in our democracy. Witnessing the transition in power from outgoing President Barack Obama to President-elect Donald ...

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Jan 10, 2017

Kids Matter!

The #WonderChat held on Monday, January 9, 2017 was very inspirational and engaging. It was moderated by Angela Maiers of “YouMatter” fame and ...

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Dec 10, 2016

My OHIO Wonders

During recent travels with my husband, we visited his home state, Ohio. I had so many wonders as we visited family in Cleveland, Akron, and Warren. ...

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Dec 10, 2016

Ways to Wonder

Imagine a child who is not curious. I can not. Imagine any of us going through a day without amazement or wonder at the things in the world around ...

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Dec 9, 2016

Classroom Crockpot Hot Cocoa

RECIPE FOR COCOA: NEED TWO CROCKPOTS (LARGE) 6-8 OZ FOAM CUPS (ONE FOR EACH STUDENT AND TEACHER) -½ c dry cocoa powder -one 12 oz can sweetened ...

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