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Mr. Blaine DeCambaliza
Looking forward to a great school year!
I make up half of the Mallinckrodt Academy's fourth grade team with Ms. Carrie Schade.
Born and raised in Hanover, Minnesota on the Crow River. Graduated from Saint Cloud State University; Saint Cloud, Minnesota with a B.S. in elementary education.
I took my first full time teaching assignment in the Edgewood ISD in San Antonio, Texas on the west side. While in San Antonio, I taught fifth and sixth grade for 5 years. During my summers in Texas I worked in a pizzeria and drove zamboni at the only all seasons ice rink in San Antonio.
Moved back to Minnesota after San Antonio and worked as an elementary school media specialist in the White Bear School District for 3 school years. During this time, I coached middle school boy and girls tennis.
Moved to Missouri after my wife took a job in St. Louis with the defunct May Merchandising. I chose to make a change in my career at that time and went into the automotive business for 13+ years; worked for Lou Fusz, Jim Butler and Suntrup Automotive Group in South County.
I started February 29th, 2016 with Mallinckrodt as a building substitute and the long-term substitute for Ms. Megl. At the conclusion of this school year I was hired on for the 2016-17 in 4th grade.
Currently, I am enrolled at Lindenwood University graduate school working towards my master's degree in gifted education. This summer I completed my teaching practicum(summer 2018).
My wife and I have a daughter starting 8th grade at McKinley Middle School. She loves band! My son will starting 5th grade at Mallinckrodt Academy. We have two pets: a fat orange tabby cat(Leo) and a rescue senior Golden Labrador Retriever(Girly Girl). When I have "free time", these are some of the things I enjoy: coaching and playing ice hockey, reading American History, tinkering around the home, gardening and barbecuing.
Position: Fourth Grade Teacher
Room Number: 208