November 24, 2017

New Teacher Spotlight: Mallory Kirk

(Franklin) — The Heard County school system is releasing a personal bio for several new faculty members who will begin teaching at Heard County for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year.

The second in this series comes from new English teacher at HCHS, Mallory Kirk.

Stay tuned in the coming weeks for more personal bios from other new faculty members.

My story starts in the small town of Stevenson, Alabama. I spent my first eighteen years here until I graduated from North Jackson High School in 2013 and went to Jacksonville State University on an academic scholarship.

I graduated from Jacksonville State University in 2017 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Education. My concentration is English Language Arts 6-12.

Mallory Kirk

Jacksonville State also holds a special place in my heart because this is where I met my soon-to-be husband, Adam. We are getting married December 16, 2017.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, going to church, and going to sporting events, especially basketball and football games.

I am also an alumna of Phi Mu Fraternity, and I enjoy staying in touch with and giving back to the Kappa Sigma chapter at JSU.

Growing up, I was surrounded by great teachers. I quickly realized how a teacher impacts so many lives. Because of this, I caught a fire and passion for teaching early in my life. Even when I was a little girl, I would force my family to play “school” with me. I was always the teacher, and they were always my students.

I really decided to become a teacher because I believe that positive growth in our communities, country, and world starts with our kids.

My goal is to not only teach my students about English, but also to instill values and principles in them that they can use for the rest of their lives.

I’m looking forward to beginning my career at HCHS. I will teach World Literature during my first semester, and I will teach 9th grade literature second semester.

I can’t wait to get involved at Heard County High School and in the #OneBraveNation community.

Mallory Kirk

Comments

  1. Stacie Denham says:

    Good luck and best wishes be with you on your journey. I do not know you but I am a 1993 female grad of Heard County High School. I should have graduated in 1992 but failed the 6th grade in Centralhatchee. I loved my teachers at the schools I have attended. Here is a poem for you on your journey. Bless you. ~Stacie Toney (Denham)

    A Teacher for All Seasons

    A teacher is like Spring,
    Who nurtures new green sprouts,
    Encourages and leads them,
    Whenever they have doubts.

    A teacher is like Summer,
    Whose sunny temperament
    Makes studying a pleasure,
    Preventing discontent.

    A teacher is like Fall,
    With methods crisp and clear,
    Lessons of bright colors
    And a happy atmosphere.

    A teacher is like Winter,
    While it’s snowing hard outside,
    Keeping students comfortable,
    As a warm and helpful guide.

    Teacher, you do all these things,
    With a pleasant attitude;
    You’re a teacher for all seasons,
    And you have my gratitude!

    By Joanna Fuchs

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