has been named as Osceola School District’s 2020 Teacher of the Year. Each day,
he challenges students toward success at Poinciana High School as an English III,
Honors, Advanced Placement English Language and Composition Teacher.
In addition, Mr. Malfara has been at the forefront of leading a mentorship group
known as the “Suit Up Society,” which was developed in 2017. The group’s
purpose is to mentor young men who have grown up without a positive male
influence and to improve their lives academically, behaviorally, and socially.
instruction forward at his school. He is involved in a variety of school-wide
programs designed to help establish and/or improve the intellectual and cultural
richness of the school community. As a member of their Positive Behavior and
Intervention Support team, he helps to develop support methods to benefit
students and improve their behavior. He is also one of six members in the ASCEND
PLC, which is a program designed to take academically-gifted students and guide
them to admittance into a top 25 university upon graduation.
inspires his students not only in the classroom but also on the athletic field as an
announcer for many of the home athletic events and by posting social media
inspirational messages, otherwise known as the daily “Malfaraisms.”