Getting to Know: Ms. Macy Tone
This fall, we are interviewing a few of our new faculty, as we welcome them to the Saint Mark’s community. Today, we feature Macy Tone, our second grade teacher. Macy grew up in Burbank, California and attended college at the University of Kentucky. She enjoyed her experience and meeting new people but decided to move back home with her family when she graduated.
Ms. Tone shares that she was drawn to Saint Mark’s because of the warm sense of community. Since starting here, the highlight for Ms. Macy Tone has been watching her students grow in such a short amount of time. She states that students have gotten used to their routines, completed 2nd grade work, and have fun but also work hard throughout the day.
What attracted you to Saint Mark’s? What has been a highlight so far?
The warm sense of community. As soon as I stepped foot into that office and was greeted right away, I knew this was a place I wanted to be. Everyone was so warm and welcoming and excited to get to know me.
The highlight so far has been watching my students grow in such a short amount of time. Students have adjusted to the routines, completed 2nd grade work, and they are having fun while working hard throughout the day.
What are you looking forward to this year?
I am looking forward to all our wonderful field trips, and of course, the Halloween parade! I love seeing all the creative costumes that students come up with.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
During my free time, I love to explore new restaurants around my neighborhood. I love taking my dog on long walks and hanging with her, as well as enjoying time with my family and friends.
Why did you get into the field of teaching? What do you enjoy most about being a teacher?
I have always wanted to be a teacher. Ever since I was little I would ask my teachers for their “teacher edition” textbooks and make copies and play school with my imaginary students. I would also force my brother to play, which he was not too thrilled about. I had a whiteboard and chalkboard in my room and I would play for HOURS. I enjoy coming to a job every day that I love. I love being around students-watching them learn/grow, listening to them talk and teach one another, as well as exploring.
Share a little-known fact about you, something that we might not find on your resume.
About two years ago, my friend and I decided to go skydiving in San Diego. It was so exhilarating and we had such an amazing time free-falling over the ocean. Luckily, we landed safely. It was such a thrilling experience! I want to do it again!!
What is your favorite food? Your favorite color? Why?
My favorite food is pizza. I love going to Pizza Rev and getting a BBQ chicken pizza. My favorite color is pink. I like bright colors like neon blue, yellow, or orange. If you notice my classroom, it has colors all over the place. I believe colors really dictate how you feel and I feel bright colors give off an exciting and warm feeling.
Tell us a little bit about your background. Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Burbank, CA. I went to a Catholic elementary school from K-8th grade. From there, I went to Catholic high school in Burbank. I played basketball at my high school and played a little in college (intramural). I was a shooting guard as well as a point guard. I attended college at the University of Kentucky and enjoyed experiencing all four seasons and meeting new people. I decided to move back home as I am such a family person.
What do you hope your students will learn from their time in your class?
I hope my students will learn so much from me! In years to come, I want to be that teacher that my students smile about when they say my name. I want them to take their learning and knowledge with them and share it into the world around them.
What is your favorite quote or saying? Why?
“If you fail to prepare, you’re preparing to fail”- John Wooden. This was a quote my dad constantly used when coaching me in basketball. He applied it to practicing every day and becoming a better basketball player. Yes, I played basketball since I was 8 and soccer since I was 5.This quote can apply to anything you do–whether it be in academics, in life, or a sports game. It is important that no matter what you do, you practice every single day so you can perfect your craft or skill.