Hey there! I’m Malia and I’m excited to officially welcome you to Playdough to Plato.
I started teaching about 16 years ago and the moment I walked through my classroom doors, I fell instantly smitten with seeing students have those magical ah-ha moments.
So I went ALL IN and worked really hard at becoming the best teacher I could possibly be for them…
I earned my Master’s in Education from Stanford University and went on to earn my National Board Certification too.
But then about 10 years ago, I was on maternity leave with our second son, Grant, and life took an unexpected turn.
I missed being in the classroom and so I launched this site as a way to keep one foot in education during my year away.
And that little hobby quickly became a full-fledged business.
Teachers started emailing me to ask for help with all sorts of things – literacy centers, math games, science experiments…
Playdough to Plato is where I share what I’ve created so you can take your teaching to the next level…
Because I believe that our students deserve not just a good education but an EXCEPTIONAL one.
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