Research Interests

Curriculum Vita

Jennie S. Malonek

2716 Carlos Ave

Alhambra, CA. 91803

626 284-0113 home

626 308-2342 work

626 201-6481 cell

[email protected]

[email protected]


Pepperdine ED.D Educational Technology ABD 1997-present

Fuller Seminary M Div coursework 1991-1994

CSUN Teaching credential and Masters in Secondary Education with and emphasis on Computers 1985-1991

UCLA 1977-1981 BA in Sociology and BS in Kinesiology


Single Subject Credential Social Science 1991

Supplemental credential Biology and Introductory General Science 1991

SDAIE Certification

Honors and Awards:

Region 8 Teacher of the Year Nominee

Alhambra Educational Foundation Golden Apple

Relevant Experience:

Full time

Alhambra High School 1991-present integrated science, biology, environmental science, Academic Decathlon, MESA advisor, Science Olympiad

Jefferson High School 1991 biology

Bret Harte Intermendiate 1985-1991 7th and 8th grade science, dept. chair


Occidental College taught introductory teaching methods class

Pacific Oaks College taught computers in education course

Other Experience:


STEER Research experiences for teachers

Developed Integrated Science 1 and 2 Curriculum

Mentor Teacher

Project VISM Visualizing in Science and Mathematics

California Writing Project


Target Science

UCLA Science Project participant

Target Science Regional Coordinator 1987-1991 

Grants Received:

Target Science Mini-grants

PTA grants

Rotary Club grants


Toshiba Grant

Professional Associations:

NSTA (National Science Teachers Association), CSTA (California Science Teachers Association), CUE (Computer Using Educators), NABT (National Association of Biology Teachers) and AETS


CSTA presenter

NSTA presenter

ACT CUE presenter 2001 and 2002

Target Science Presenter 1987-present

UCLA Science Project presenter

Recent/Current Research:

I am currently doing a literature review of current brain research on learning differences especially as it applies to science instruction and the use of technology in a classroom.

Institutional Service:

Catalyst co-chair

Catalyst member

Network N Coordinator

Bret Harte Shared Decision Making Committee

Courses Taught: List the names of courses you have taught, institution and dates where taught, and brief course descriptions.

Academic Decathlon - this class prepares students to compete in a competition featuring  10 different academic subjects including essay, speech, interview, Super Quiz, science, economics, language and literature, mathematics, art and  music. Each year new novels, art pieces and musical selections are selected around a theme. The Super Quiz topic rotates back and forth between a science and social science topic usually.

Environmental Science - this class is composed of predominantly college bound seniors who don't necessarily like science. It emphasizes an understanding of both the biotic and abiotic factors involved in ecology and environmental science and focuses on a few larger themes to which other topics are related. As an elective it is project and technology oriented to make it more fun and interesting for the students.

Integrated Science 2 - this class is traditionally filled with students who have had poor success in biology, are making the transition out of the ELD (English language development) program or who completed Integrated Science 1 the previous year. It combines topics in chemistry, biology, physics and earth science

Integrated Science 1 - this class is for our science oriented freshmen and our non college bound sophomores like Integrated Science 2 it combines topics in chemistry, biology, physics and earth science

Biology - a traditional biology class for college bound students. This class is composed of freshmen and sophomores

Eighth grade science - a middle school physical science class like integrated science in combines a variety of science fields

Seventh grade science and math - a traditional math curriculum partnered with 7th grade life science

Computers in Education - a course introducing various applications of technology in a classroom and instruction in specific applications

Introductory Teaching Methods - a course introducing potential teachers to learning theory and brain research, how to  read your audience, change states and make effective presentations, hot to write quizzes, lesson plans etc...

Community Involvement:

Mosaic 2003 - present

Anaheim Vineyard 1994-1996

Arcadia Vineyard 1991-1994

Venice Vineyard 1988-1991


Available upon Request

Qualifications or Skills:

Mac and Win platform literate

Software competence in the following programs: Adobe Premiere and Photoshop, Web page authoring tools such as FrontPage, Homepage and DreamWeaver, iMovie, FileMaker Pro, ArcVIEW GIS, NIH Image, and LabVIEW