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Nice to Meet You, Allen Malone!

Mr. Malone is our new Decatur City Schools Principal at West Decatur Elementary School. You may already know some impressive facts from his resume, but I bet you didn’t know he still has his biology journal from high school! I asked Mr. Malone some random questions just for fun, and the answers might just make you smile.

Resume highlights:

  • Principal at Meadowview Elementary for the last 2 years
  • Program Manager at North Alabama Center for Educational Excellence (NACEE) for 1 year
  • Educational Consultant at Technology Management Training Group, Inc. for 1 year

What is your favorite book of all time?

Charlotte’s Web because I distinctly remember my teacher reading to it to us, chapter by chapter. After that is Old Yeller.

What is your most embarrassing memory?

I like to get to work on time, but sometimes that doesn’t work out so well. There have been a couple of times I was rushing, and when I got to work I discovered that my clothes didn’t match!

Favorite M&M color:

Blue or yellow.

If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be?

Tiger. Because tigers move around a whole lot, and like them, most of the time I’m not still. We’re both trying to conquer and solve problems all the time.

If you could relive one grade in school, which one would you choose?

This isn’t one grade, but I would want to relive my 10th-12th grade science class. We had an excellent science teacher who brought science to life. I still have my biology notebook from that class (full of colorful drawings), and now it is more than 25 years old.

Personal message from Mr. Malone:

“I’m grateful to be in Decatur, and I want to make sure I do my part to make sure the students at West Decatur become continually greater. I want to send a great product to Brookhaven when my students feed into that school. And even though I’m principal, I still I look at myself as a teacher, but now my audience has changed to include parents, teachers, and students.”