Kyla Lynn Naylor

A daughter, Kyla Lynn Naylor, on September 4, 2013 to Kevin and Heather (Riggar) ’08 Naylor. Heather, a former special education teacher and nanny, is now a stay-at-home mom. Kevin is a process quality engineer at GE. The family lives in Simpsonville, South Carolina.


G. Ira Wentworth ’93, ’97 M.A. in Education

G. Ira Wentworth is the Superintendent of Indian Valley Local Schools in Gnaddenhutten, Ohio. Here is his advice:

What skill should recent grads hone?

Communication skills are critical, both oral and written. Represent yourself well.

What is your advice for working in a secular world?
Take time to stay plugged in to Jesus. Time in the Word and prayer is a must to maintain His perspective in our work.

What’s the greatest thing Malone prepared you for?
I met both Jesus and my wife, Amy (Allgyer) while at Malone. Those two have been the central figures in my life ever since.

What skill should recent grads hone?
Communication skills are critical, both oral and written. Represent yourself well.

How did you find your first job?
I got my first job at East Canton High School, where I had done my student teaching. I believe I got that job because I made a favorable impression during student teaching. This can be summed up in one of my favorite quotes by Rick Renner, “Our lives today are nothing more than the result of the decisions we made yesterday.

Shelly Urey ’82, ’13

Shelly Urey completed her Masters in Education for Clinical Counseling in December, 2013. She writes, “I was blessed to secure a position with Coleman Behavioral Health as an Outpatient Therapist in March of 2014. I am truly blessed to serve the clients at this agency and am inspired by them everyday.”


Naomi Bosler ’14

Naomi Bosler is now working at First Christian Day Services in Canton as direct care staff.  “I’m really excited to be working in such a positive environment and to have the opportunity to work with adults with developmental disabilities. They are wonderful!” writes Naomi, “Hope all is well at Malone! I can’t believe my time there is already over and new freshmen are about to come. I hope they experience the same amazing spiritual and personal growth that I did.”


Damaris Murphy ’12

Damaris Murphy is an elementary intervention specialist position at Lima City. “I am excited for the school year!”, writes Damaris. This past year, Damaris was a 7th and 9th grade intervention specialist with Canton City Schools.

Elizabeth Reynolds ’12

Elizabeth Reynolds is a nurse with Grand Valley Local Schools in Orwell, Ohio. She received the 2014 Susan Kramer Excellence in School Nursing Award for her outstanding work with children dealing with diabetes. Elizabeth is also a nurse during the summer at Camp Ho Mita Koda, the nation’s oldest ongoing camp for children with diabetes and a program of Diabetes Partnership of Cleveland.

The annual award recognizes the contributions of a school nurse who demonstrates compassion, initiative and leadership in the care and management of diabetes in an elementary, middle or high school setting.

“I’m extremely honored to have been selected for this wonderful award,” said Reynolds. “I am blessed to enjoy my work as I do and to have the opportunity to work with all of the students at Grand Valley Local Schools and the campers at Camp Ho Mita Koda.”