Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Blaine DeCambaliza
I am looking forward to a great 2019-2020 school year!
I make up half of the Mallinckrodt Academy's beloved fourth grade team with Ms. Carrie Schade.
Born and raised in Minnesota. I graduated from Buffalo High School in central Wright County Minnesota. I am a graduate of Saint Cloud State University; Saint Cloud, Minnesota with a B.S. in elementary education. Go Huskies!
My first full time teaching assignment in the Edgewood Independent School District in San Antonio(TX) west side. While Edgewood ISD, I taught fifth and sixth grade for 5 years. During my summers in Texas I worked at misc. jobs, but I most proud about learning to drive a Zamboni at the only place to have ice year round in all of South Texas.
I chose to moved back to Minnesota after San Antonio and decided to work on my elementary school media specialist licensure for the State of Minnesota. While I worked on this licensure, I was hired as a media specialist in the White Bear School District for 3 school years. I taught as a media specialist at three different elementary schools(Hugo, Lincoln and Birch Lake). While teaching I also coached boy and girls tennis at the middle school.
My wife and I moved to St. Louis for her career change with May Merchandising(out of business). I changed things up with my career and went into the automotive business (13+ years). I had the opportunity to work for some outstanding automotive groups: Lou Fusz Saturn, Jim Butler Saturn and Suntrup Nissan Volkswagen in South County.
In December of 2015, I received my teaching license for the State of Missouri. Then on February 29th, 2016 I was hired by Mr. Thomas at Mallinckrodt as a building substitute and the long-term substitute for Ms. Megl. At the conclusion of the 2015-16 school year I was hired for the 2016-17 teaching 4th grade.
Currently, I am enrolled at Lindenwood University working towards my state certification in gifted education. This summer I completed my assessment course and I have just 2 courses remaining before I receive my gifted certification!
My lovely wife and I have a daughter starting 9th grade at McKinley High School. She loves band and plays the flute! My son will starting 6th grade at McKinley Middle School. He enjoys playing ice hockey - Affton Americans CSDHL 08 Minors, baseball and playing clarinet. Both of my children are products of Mallinckrodt Academy - Proud Dragon Alums. We have one pet: Leo our orange tabby cat. When I have "free time", some of the things I enjoy include: coaching, playing and watching hockey(LGB!), reading about American History, tinkering around the house, gardening and barbecuing.
Position: 4th Grade Teacher
Room Number: 208
I dedicate the 2019-2020 school year in remembrance of my father who passed away peacefully on June 2, 2019.