Educator of the Year Award: Steve MaloneyApril 5th, 2019
The Literacy Council of Montgomery County recently announced the establishment of the LCMC Community Builder Awards. These awards recognize the educators, community leaders, and business leaders who understand the power of education for social elevation and empowerment.
Over the past several weeks, we have highlighted the work of our three recipients, and continue to celebrate them here. We hope you will join us on Thursday, May 9, 2019 to honor their achievements at our Inaugural Community Builder Awards Reception. Tickets are available for purchase; get yours today!
Educator of the Year
Steve Maloney served in the U.S. Foreign Service for 35 years (1981 – 2016), the last 12 of those years in the Senior Foreign Service. He served in American Embassies in Bucharest, Tel Aviv, Amman, Islamabad, Hong Kong and Japan. In between those assignments, Steve had management positions in the State Department in Washington.
Steve was fortunate enough to serve as the Director of Training at the Foreign Service Institute (2001 – 2004) in Arlington and later as a State Department Recruiter in the Rocky Mountain States (2012 – 2013), while based at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. In that assignment, he visited and was often a guest lecturer at more than 40 colleges and military bases. His mission was to help recruit a talented, experienced and diverse new generation of workers for the State Department.
During his diplomatic career, Steve studied five languages including Arabic, Hebrew, Romanian, Mandarin Chinese and Japanese. He even obtained business fluency in Arabic, Romanian and Hebrew which allowed him put his language skills to greater use thus advancing his career overall.
“My empathy for ESL learners comes from my own experiences with difficult and illogical verb conjugations and grammar rules. I’ve walked in our learners’ shoes!”
Steve has been a tutor/teacher with LCMC since June 2016. He started with the Laubach books and was one of the first tutors to switch to our new Ventures curriculum. He currently teaches two classes with LCMC.
I love the fact that all of my LCMC students have been very highly motivated. It is extremely rewarding to be an LCMC teacher and tutor.
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