For the past eighteen years when a student has walked into Ms. DeVaney’s classroom, he/she felt welcomed. She began teaching music in Malvern and also spent several years as an adjunct professor/accompanist at a college.
Undoubtedly, walking from a church choir director/organist to a middle school math teacher was an incredible feat. However, Ms. DeVaney met the challenge and consistently challenged her students and herself to achieve everything possible. She has worked diligently for the past five years to teach our middle schoolers math at Norphlet Middle School. Her number one goal has been to make a difference in her students’ lives. She has successfully completed that.
It’s always bittersweet to see colleagues leave; however, Ms. DeVaney, we wish you well, and can’t wait to hear about your travels and good times with your sister and family. Keep playing those hymns and making the world a better place.
Thank you for your dedication to our school and district. Know that you have touched many. You will be missed.