Project Description

Teaching: High School Special Education Life Skills

At PALCS Since: 2018

Education: Bachelor of Science in Special Education and Spanish, Penn State University

Brief Biography: “I have known that I wanted to work with special needs children since I was about 11 years old,” says Ms. Malkasian. “A family that I had routinely babysat for each summer was blessed with a third child that had a lot of medical needs. I was able to witness this child’s progress as his parents and a team of educators worked together to meet his individual needs. This young man is now a full time student at Ithaca College and I feel blessed to have been part of his journey. It is my hope that I can work with others educators to inspire children to grow to their fullest potential in all aspects of their life.”

Ms. Malkasian is “an RYT 200 Yoga instructor, an average Crossfitter, and an amateur rock climber.” She and her husband are new homeowners and “we’re having so much fun making it our home.”

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