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Emily Mallory

8th Grade Integrative Studies: Humanities Teacher

At McGillis since 2011


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B.A., International Affairs and Anthropology, University of Colorado, Boulder
M.A., Social Studies and Global Education, The Ohio State University


Emily's adventurous spirit and intellectual curiosity have led her to design and teach education and training programs for young people and adults in the U.S. and overseas. She has worked as an AmeriCorps volunteer, trained K-12 teachers to integrate digital media in the classroom, and served on the board of directors of a traveling high school. Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, Emily developed a passion for the outdoors because of family camping trips on the Mississippi River. Fly fishing, hiking, dancing, traveling, speaking Spanish, and being in wide-open spaces nurture Emily’s soul.


I am currently reading:
Untamed by Glennon Doyle


I am learning to:


Favorite McGillis lunch:
Curry Vegetables


Favorite McGillis tradition:
Middle School students reading books with lower school students


Favorite McGillis moment:
Watching students dance and sing their hearts out at middle school dances


What do you think makes McGillis different?
 The school's commitment to repairing the world.


The defining moment that led you to your career in education:
While traveling and living overseas in high school and college, I realized that I learned lots of stereotypes in school and through the media, in the U.S. I decided I wanted to educate young people in the U.S. to recognize misperceptions and biases and use this knowledge to become positive, innovative, and informed change makers.


What is a powerful moment you experienced at school?
My second-grade teacher Mrs. Vaughan realized I had an issue with my eyes which caused me to jump around on the page and not understand what I was reading. She worked with my parents and eye doctors to help me fix the problem and then develop my reading skills.