Mrs. Matthews (6th Grade)



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Mrs. Matthews

“As teachers our job is to motivate, encourage, and drive students in academics and life skills so they are able to achieve their best. We want them to develop a growth mindset, so they know that when they leave us they will continue to be lifelong learners and can accomplish their goals. Winning the PAEMST award validates all the hard work we put in as teachers, administrators, parents, and students.”

I  have been a teacher at Gallatin Gateway School for the past nine years. I am the sixth grade homeroom instructor and teach science, mathematics, exploratory science, and applied science.

I develop innovative, fun, and unique ways to help students learn, while concurrently differentiating instructional practices to meet their needs. An educator for 9 years, I have a passion and desire to share my love for science and mathematics that continue to grow.

In addition to my teaching duties, I am the Science Olympiad Coach and co-coordinator for the Gator Math Bowl.  I am also the State Coordinator for the Presidential Award of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching for Montana.  Each year, I take the sixth grade class to Yellowstone National Park for a week of hands-on science and technology learning in an outdoor environment. I also teach Emergency First Responder classes. I have completed a research-based grant investigating the gains in student progress as a result of mathematics coaching for teachers, and completing the Teacher Leadership Initiative Certification. 

I was awarded the Presidential Award of Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching for 2012.  For more information on the award please click here.

I have a B.S. in Broadfield Science Secondary Education with minors in Mathematics and Chemistry from Montana State University and a M.S. in Educational Leadership from Montana State University.

When I am not at school, I am with my husband and our two energetic little boys.  We love being outdoors and spending time with each other.

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