About Mathews...
Subject / Grade 6th Grade
Room: 32
Phone: 480-883-4361
Email: Mathews
"It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default."
-- J.K. Rowling

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Welcome!

Hey there! My name is Ms. Mathews and I'm excited to be your child's 6th grade teacher for the school year!

My Education and Professional Background

I graduated from the University of Arizona (Go Cats!) in 2013 with a B.A. in Education. I taught two years of 6th grade in my hometown of Bullhead City, Arizona before accepting a teaching opportunity abroad in Thailand where I taught English as a Second Language. I started teaching 6th grade at Tarwater in 2016 and have been loving every moment as a Toro!

My Educational Philosophy

For me, being a teacher means being an advocate for your child. I strive to create a safe and fun learning environment that promotes student growth not only academically, but socially as well. I set very high expectations for all my students and know that when both teacher and student come into each school day with a positive attitude and a readiness to learn, these expectations can and will be met. I love teaching 6th grade and watching my students transform and progress as they prepare to enter junior high school.
 

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