May 26, 2018

An amazing year for the wrestling team -

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

My Experience at the Women’s March -

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

El Regreso Del Racismo -

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Parkland Shooting -

Friday, March 2, 2018

California Flu Crisis -

Friday, March 2, 2018

‘Rapping’ Up the Grammy Awards -

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

¿Cuál Será el Futuro de DACA? -

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Marcus Peters traded to the Rams -

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

2018 Upcoming Movies -

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Instagram-Worthy Desserts of San Francisco -

Monday, February 26, 2018

Upcoming Season of Baseball -

Monday, February 26, 2018

Black History Month -

Saturday, February 24, 2018

The Black Panther Review -

Friday, February 23, 2018

The Destructive Culture of Social Media -

Friday, February 23, 2018

Badminton season launches into action! -

Friday, February 23, 2018

LimeBike Takes Over! -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

All Star Weekend Highlights -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Chinese New Year Brought to SMHS -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

San Mateo Volleyball Season Kicks Off -

Friday, February 16, 2018

The Van Jones Show:Jay-Z -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Ms. Malatesta

“You must be the change you want to see in the world,” a famous quote by Ghandi, is Ms. Malatesta’s favorite quote. She is definitely having a huge impact on the many students at San Mateo High with her openness and enthusiasm for teaching her students. 2014 was her third year at SMHS, out of her total 15 years of teaching. Ms. Malatesta is an AS 1-2/CP English teacher, in room A202.

 

She chose to teach at SMHS mainly because of the admirable spirit, and wonderful students. Her favorite thing about teaching is her students and their sense of humor. Also, seeing that the students are so enthusiastic to learn helps her feel motivated to put all her effort into teaching them. Her least favorite part of teaching is of course one of the most tedious parts of teacher’s job—grading essays. Since she has so many students, (160 is about average) grading the long essays can become rather overwhelming.

 

Like any other normal person, teachers have their fun side as well. Ms. Malatesta does yoga and hula dancing outside of school. She also speaks three languages: Spanish, Italian, and English. Something that not many people know about her is that her grandmother is Mexican. “Many people get shocked when I tell them. It’s fun to be multicultural,” she said.

 

One personal accomplishment that she has is getting a full scholarship to the University of California. She feels most accomplished as a teacher when her students go to the colleges they wanted to go to, and come back with the professions they dreamed of. During her three years of teaching at SMHS, she learned how important it is to be open with her students, and interact with them since they are so friendly.

 

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