The Diocese of Toledo has named Garrett Malone ’04 as a 2021 Golden Apple Award recipient. The Golden Apple is an award that goes to teachers who have shown achievement and are committed to Catholic education. Malone is a faculty member at St. John’s Jesuit Academy.  Since 2011, Malone has taught Early American History in grade 8.  Additionally, he teaches 6th grade Foundations and Academy Leadership Enrichment classes.

A graduate of Bowling Green State University, Malone earned his bachelor’s degree in history and political science.  In his time at St. John’s Jesuit Academy, he has served as  Academy Athletic Director, Academy Associate Principal, Academy Dean of Students, Academy Assistant Principal, Quiz Bowl Coach, and CYO football, basketball, and track coach.  He currently serves the Academy Leadership Team as the Academy Director of Student Life

Firmly committed to the ministry of Catholic education, Malone said “Being able to talk with a student about spirituality allows me to better strengthen his mind, body, and spirit. I wanted to serve the same mission that I saw my father, and numerous excellent Catholic educators serve in my 13 years of Catholic education. The Jesuit education model that is rooted in the teachings of St. Ignatius of Loyola and the Catholic faith has certainly helped shape my world view in a positive manner and I want to provide that experience to all of my students.” As an accomplished Jesuit educator, Malone embodies the St. John Jesuit’s motto Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam (AMDG), For the Greater Glory of God.

St. John’s Jesuit High School & Academy is a Catholic school in the Jesuit tradition for young men in grades 6 – 12. Part of the largest international educational network of almost 4,000 schools and 3 million students worldwide, St. John’s Jesuit offers outstanding academics, spiritual development, and exceptional extra-curricular activities.  Established in Toledo in 1965, St. John’s Jesuit High School & Academy is dedicated to forming students of competence and compassion and Men for Others.