Year Honored: 2014
Shalhevet High School
Los Angeles, CA
Even students known to have feared math in the past thrive under teacher Katya Malikov, who supports and encourages young minds to tackle rigorous, challenging math courses at the Orthodox Shalhevet High School. Students learn to think clearly, reason logically and apply their skills to new situations as they advance towards mastery in algebra, calculus and geometry. She refuses to give up on a student, willingly working with those needing additional tutelage before and after school. As chair of the Math Department, Malikov mentors new teachers and sets high standards for faculty instruction, professionalism and commitment schoolwide.
Note: This biography was current at the time this educator received the Award