Thomas R. Malatesta, M. Ed.
B.A., La Salle College; M.Ed., Temple University; Reading Specialist, Temple University
After graduating from LaSalle College in 1968 as an English-Education major with an interest in literature, film, theater, and music, I pursued a teaching career with the School District of Philadelphia where I taught English and reading classes at Thomas Junior High School for fifteen years and at the Girard Academic Music Program for another fifteen. At the latter, I served as Department Head as well as the moderator of the school newspaper and yearbook. During this period, I also obtained my Masterís Degree in Education with a major in Psychology of Reading, becoming a Reading Specialist at the same time.
When I returned to LaSalle University in 1982, it was as an adjunct professor in the English Departmentís Evening division where I taught classes in reading and writing skills as well as College Writing I and Business Writing. In 1998, I became part of the Day Division and since have taught the following classes: Verbal Skills, College Writing II, and Introduction to Literature. In 2000, I became part of the Academic Enrichment Program and the following year became Coordinator of that Program, serving in that position for eight years. In addition, I have served on the Advisory Board of the Core Curriculum and the Doran-Dean Scholarship Committee. Being a part of the LaSalle community and having the opportunity to work with the students at LaSalle have been among the major highlights of my teaching career.
OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY:
1998: Teacher Mentor for first years teachers at The Preparatory Charter School for Mathematics and Science. 1999: Educational Consultant for Academic Plus Private School of Instruction. 2000: Director of Education for Academic Plus Private School of Instruction.