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A Man with Many Talents

Zakariya Mohamed
Stephen Malone works at his desk on Tuesday, April 23, in his classroom. Malone teaches multiple business classes at Norwalk High School.

Business professional. Musician. Teacher. Stephen Malone, business teacher at Norwalk High School, said he enjoys and is having a lot of fun in his current role.

Malone teaches Career and Financial Readiness, Intro to Business, Intro to Computer Science, and also teaches Principles of Marketing, and has been at Norwalk High School since the 2020-2021 school year. Malone said he really likes teaching at Norwalk.

“I think there is good leadership,” he said. “I think there is good collaboration with the teachers, and the students are amazing. Really good kids here for the most part, and it’s allowed me to enjoy the profession of education.”

Malone said being the only black teacher at Norwalk doesn’t make him any different from others.

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“This job has taught me and reminded me that ultimately we are just all people that just look a little different,” he said. “Some of us are brown, some of us are bald, some of us are tall, some of us short, but I think that the student interaction and just the student’s openness has shown me we’re just all people.”

Malone said the students at Norwalk have allowed him to acknowledge his music career.

“Students have revealed that a big hobby is music,” he said. “They found a record that I recorded 11 years ago and gave it new life. Nobody cared about that album. I didn’t care about it, and they gave it new life and it’s been incredible.”

Malone is certain he wants to find his groove in music again.

“I worked with a vocal coach last summer, to kind of revisit my vocals cause I want to record again. Certainly I have to credit the Warriors inspiring that in me.” He said.

By looking up Stephen Malone on Spotify, iTunes, and Apple Music, you can stream his music.

Elizabeth McCloney is the head of the business department at Norwalk High School. She said she has been really impressed with the way Malone has been able to connect with students.

“He does a great job of getting to know students individually…” McCloney said. “He takes the time to get to know every student and strives to find ways to help students better themselves academically through the content he teaches as well as building general life skills.”

Gavin Briar, a sophomore at Norwalk High School who took a class with Mr. Malone, said he really enjoyed his personality.

“I really liked the way he taught. He was very serious, but also mixed in a little bit of fun,” Briar said.

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