Mallard Creek Elementary Staff Members Honored
Melanie Collins and Lynne DiMarco received district recognition at a CMS event. Ms. Collins has been named Mallard Creek's Teacher of the Year and Ms. DiMarco our Teacher Assistant of the Year.
Mallard Creek Elementary Earns National Award!
Mallard Creek has been named a 2018 School of Distinction by the Magnet Schools of America. Ms. Williams, the principal, and Ms. Clontz, the LI/TD Magnet coordinator accepted the award at the MSA's national convention in Chicago. The magnet school of distinction status indicates that Mallard Creek Elementary is a school that demonstrates a commitment to high standards, curriculum, innovation, and successful diversity efforts.
Ms. Gary Voted Teacher of the Month
Gary has been selected Mallard Creek's Teacher of the Month of March.
Ms. Gary teachers first grade, and has been a valuable member of the
staff here for many years. Her students and teammates appreciates
everything she does to make our school great!
Ms. Cruz Named Staff Member of the Month
The Mallard Creek teachers and staff members have voted Corina Cruz the Staff Member of the Month of March. Congratulations, Ms. Cruz. We appreaciate all your hard work!
Fifth Graders Create Black History T-Shirts
Elementary fifth grade scholars celebrated Black History Month by
designing T-shirts! A school-wide parade was held in the hallways so
they could show off what they'd learned.
Ms. Collins Earns Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to Ms. Collins for winning the teacher of the year for Mallard Creek! Ms. Collins is truly amazing we can definitely see why she was voted for by all the teachers.
Ms. Collins loves to do hands on projects and have fun with her kids. Her students say her teaching style is bright and fun, just like her personality. Ms. Collins also loves doing arts and crafts with her students.
She has been teaching since 2000. It was always Ms. Collins’ dream to teach.
-Written by Adun Oluokun and Anais Kennerly
Ms. DiMarco Named Teacher Assistant
Of The Year!
Congratulations to Ms.Dimarco who was named Mallard Creek Teacher Assistant of the year for 2017-2018. Ms. Dimarco, our head teacher assistant, received the honor after voting by all teachers and staff at the school. Ms.Dimarco has been working at Mallard Creek for more than 10 years. She was originally born on Long Island, New York. When she was younger Ms.Dimarco didn’t always want to be a teacher assistant. She wanted to be in the military in the medical field.
Becoming teacher assistant of the year, Ms.Dimarco remarks that she feels proud and appreciated.
-Story written by Denise Calderon-Portalanza and Kaylee Nguyen
Samiksha Anand Wins Award for Science Project
Anand won an award for the Best Use of Data from UNCC Department of Bioinformatic and Genomics at the District Science Fair.
NBC Charlotte's Larry Sprinkle Visits Mallard Creek's Fifth Graders
Congratulations to Mrs. Vogt-Green! She has been named Mallard Creek’s Teacher of the Month of February. Mrs. Vogt Green is from Long Island, New York. She has been teaching for 22 years. Ms. Vogt-Green’s teaching style is visual art, graphic organizers and group activities. Ms. Vogt-Green believes that everyone is different and that everyone can learn. She was surprised and grateful for being recognized for working hard.
Congratulations to Fantaye Gemeda for being named Mallard Creek Elementary School's Staff Member of the Month of February!
Mallard Creek's 2018 Mathapalooza Team
Carolina Panther Wide Receiver Austin Duke Reads to Kindergarten Scholars
Waynette Henry-Wilson Chosen Teacher of the Month for January
Congratulations Ms.Henry, who was named the Mallard Creek Staff Member of the Month for January!
Ms.Henry, our head counselor, received the honor after being voted on by other staff members.
Ms.Henry’s favorite hobby is to be with her family and to decorate.
She believes that every scholar is special in their own way.
The part Ms.Henry likes the most about her job is that she has an impact on other peoples
way of thinking.
Written by, Sairsha Heidtman and Ozalyn Russo
Ana Melara named Mallard Creek Elementary School's Staff Member of
Ms. Ana Melara has been selected for the staff member of January!
Her job title is called a custodian. She has been working for 10 and a half years.
She is originally from El Salvador. She feels happy to be selected for the staff member of the month.
Her job includes sweeping the floors of each and every classroom, and she vacuums them too.
She empties the trash can from each class and other places. Our school is very lucky to have Ms. Ana!
-Written by Sami Anand and Abhijay Abujuri
Ms. Barclay Named Teacher of the Month!
Congratulations to Ms.Barclay! She has been elected Mallard Creek’s T.O.M(Teacher of the month) for November. She feels fantastic and honored. Here is a little bit about her. She is originally from Liberia ,West Africa. She has been teaching for 12 years, but working at MCES (Mallard Creek Elementary) for 3 years. Her hobbies are crafts, cooking, and reading. When she was a kid she enjoyed time with friends and doing art projects. She says that she encourages scholars and families to transcend to their full potential. Also, her favorite part of teaching is when her scholars have that “lightbulb moment“. Her favorite subject to teach is reading.
-Story by Adun Oluokun and Denise Calderon-Portalanza
Mr. Pittman Named Staff Member
Of The Month
Congratulations to Mr. Pittman, who was named Mallard Creek Elementary School’s staff of the month for November! Mr. Pittman, our school custodian, received the honor after voting by all teachers and staff at the school.
Mr. Pittman has been a custodian for fourteen years, a staff member at three different schools. He remarks that “It feels good, it feels like they appreciate me” as staff of the month. He helps us scholars by keeping The Creek clean and gets our soccer balls off the roof when we kick them up there.
-Story written by CJ Scott and
Ms. Collins Named Teacher of the Month
Congratulations to Ms. Collins! She was awarded the
T.O.M (Teacher Of the Month) at Mallard Creek
Elementary for October. Ms. Collins loves to dance
during her free time. She also loves doing fun things
with her students. Her favorite place to go is the
Bahamas. She has been teaching since 2000. Her
hobbies include cooking and crafting. She is fun and encouraging. Her favorite quote is “Tomorrow's success
-Written by Anais Kennerly, Curtis Bickham, and
Mr. Sherer Named October Staff Member of the Month
Congratulations to Mr. Sherer, who was named Mallard Creek Elementary School’s staff member of the month for October. Mr. Sherer, our head custodian, received the honor after voting by all the teachers and staff at the school.
Mr. Sherer began working for CMS in 2010, and has spent all that time at Mallard Creek. When asked what he likes most about his job, he remarked that keeping people safe is his favorite thing.