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Teacher Feature: Mr. Mathews

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Teacher Feature: Mr. Mathews

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Mr. Mathews is new to Valley Middle School of STEM this year. Teaching 6th grade Minnesota Studies and 8th grade Global Studies, Mr. Mathews’ mission is to educate every mind that steps into his classroom with the knowledge of this world.

Mr. Mathew’s life is the definition of adventure, from serving in the Air Force for 20 years to living in England. Mathews graduated from high school in Hawaii and West Virginia’s University of Charleston. He has taught many kids of different ages and subjects, such as Government, History, Special Education, 5th grade elementary and more. He has been to 44 of the 50 states in the United States of America, where he has seen a wide variety of lifestyles. In addition to Minnesota, Mr. Mathews has taught in South Carolina and Virginia.

Being educated with the STEM curriculum helps you to integrate and learn about a wide variety of subjects and skills that will be more than helpful in life.”

— Mr. Mathews

Mr. Mathews has seen different ways other schools educate their students. He enjoys the way that Valley Middle School educates their students with the STEM curriculum. Mr Mathews said, “Being educated with the STEM curriculum helps you to integrate and learn about a wide variety of subjects and skills that will be more than helpful in life.” Mr. Mathews says that one of the things that sets Valley Middle School apart from previous schools he’s worked at is that the students work well together as well as the staff.  

In his free time he loves to golf. He says one of the reasons he loves golf is because “It is one of the only sports that you can take up as a child and still play for the rest of your life.” Mr. Mathews likes country music; his favorite artists are Zac Brown and Fleetwood Mac. Mr. Mathews has been married to Heather Mathews, a teacher at Southview, for 2 years. He has two stepchildren and three biological children.

Mr. Mathews is making an impact on the community of Valley Middle School of STEM with previous experience of educating students and serving in the military. Mr. Mathews is sharing his knowledge, wisdom, and energy with the students of Valley Middle School of STEM and is a great addition this year!

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16 Responses to “Teacher Feature: Mr. Mathews”

  1. Mason Phoulavan on November 14th, 2018 1:04 pm

    I found this article a great example of what’s to come in Valley Middle. Welcome Mr. Mathews.

  2. Gus Gotter on November 14th, 2018 1:52 pm

    I found this very interesting. I have him as a teacher and didn’t know these things. We are all glad Mr. Matthews is here.

  3. Ayan Ali on November 14th, 2018 2:00 pm

    i really want to thank Mr. Mathews for his service and also want to welcome him to the school. 🙂

  4. Cody Anderson on November 14th, 2018 2:05 pm

    I thought it was very interesting to learn about what mr. Mathews does in his free time like I never knew that he plays golf.

  5. Andria Utecht on November 14th, 2018 2:10 pm

    I think that it is interesting that Mr. Mathews served in the Air Force for 20 years. I also wanted wanted to welcome him to this school.

  6. Hodan on November 14th, 2018 2:16 pm

    Mr.Mathew welcome to Valley Middle School and we are glad to have you.

  7. Muna M on November 15th, 2018 8:58 am

    Welcome Mr. Mathews! This article was very informational and I know more about him. Great article Adrian!

  8. Serhea on November 15th, 2018 9:02 am

    Very interesting.

  9. Jessie on November 15th, 2018 9:02 am

    This article was really cool because a lot of times students don’t know anything about their teachers.

  10. Emma on November 15th, 2018 9:11 am

    This was an interesting article. I think it’s great that Mr. Mathews has been to 44 states. Welcome to VMSS Mr. Mathews!

  11. L on November 15th, 2018 9:53 am

    I’m so glad someone is recognizing the hardworking teachers at this school.

  12. Romeo on November 15th, 2018 9:54 am

    I think it is very cool that he served in the Air Force for 20 years. I love how he likes to golf in his spare time very cool.

  13. Joshua on November 15th, 2018 10:00 am

    I like to always know about new teachers and it was very interesting

  14. Yusuf on November 15th, 2018 10:08 am

    Welcome Mr Mathew to valley Middle and I think you will like this school because is one of the beast schools and thank you for
    Educating students

  15. Yusuf on November 15th, 2018 10:10 am

    Welcome Mr Mathew to valley Middle and I think you will like this school because is one of the beast schools and thank you for
    Educating students. Good addition to the school.

  16. Mohamed on November 15th, 2018 12:57 pm

    Very interesting.

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