MCSD welcomes new teachers

Megan Broadbent

Jenna Peters

Ellen Walker

Alec Garringer

Matt Malausky
Staff report

     Five new teachers will be joining the Monticello Community School District faculty for the 2018-19 school year.

     Here’s an introduction:

Megan Broadbent

     Broadbent, a first-year teacher, is a new English teacher in the high school and middle school.

     Prior to coming to Monticello, Broadbent student taught at Decorah Middle School and Appleton High School. She received a degree in English education from Luther College with a minor in Spanish. Broadbent also has her coaching authorization.

     Currently residing in Dubuque, Broadbent enjoys reading, traveling, spending time with her family, spending time outdoors, and crafts.

Jenna Peters

     This is Peters’ first year in teaching. She will be the sixth grade science and social studies teacher in the middle school.

     Peters attended the University of Northern Iowa, where she earned a degree in elementary education, with a minor in literacy.

     Peters, originally from Lake View, Iowa, currently resides in Worthington.

     In her free time she likes to be out in her garden, running, walking, biking, hunting, snowmobiling, and rollerblading.

Ellen Walker

     Walker is the new middle school (fifth through eighth grade) band director.

     Before coming to the MCSD, Walker held the role of band director at Iowa Christian Academy in West Des Moines, from 2013-18. She worked with students in grades fifth through 12th.

     Walker received a degree in K-12 music education from Faith Baptist Bible College in Ankeny. She’s originally from Creston, but now resides in Cedar Rapids.

     In her spare time, Walker enjoys cooking, running, frequenting local coffee shops, and playing the clarinet.

Alec Garringer

     Garringer was hired as the new Monticello High School band director.

     He lives in Solon, but is originally from West Des Moines.

     Garringer attended Iowa State University, where he received his bachelor’s degree in music education.

     When he’s not teaching, Garringer spends time running, golfing, and watching Iowa State sports.

Matt Malausky

     Malausky is the MCSD’s new high school special education teacher.

     His past teaching experience includes two years at Washington High School in Cherokee, three years at Anamosa High School, and eight years at Lenox High School.

     Malausky earned his bachelor’s degree in business management from Northwest Missouri State, and his master’s degree in educational leadership from the University of Northern Iowa.

     Originally from Manchester, Malausky now resides in Anamosa. He has 9-year-old twins, son Mallon and daughter Mahren.

     In his free time, Malausky enjoys fishing, coaching, and spending time with his family.



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