Mrs. Mathes

Mrs. Mathes - 8th Grade Science

Phone: 704-455-1331 Ext. 1610


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Mrs. Mathes - 8th Grade Science

Welcome to Hickory Ridge Middle School and 8th Grade Science!
I am looking forward to a wonderful year ahead and I am glad that you are in my class this year!  I have been teaching middle school for the past 8 years.  I teach Science with an inquiry approach.  I encourage the students to think critically and apply their new knowledge to the world around them.  I facilitate learning for the students by providing many hands-on activities and labs. 
Education and Experience:
I graduated from Appalachian State University with a Major in Biology and a Minor in Chemistry.  I also hold an MBA from ASU. I became a National Board Certified Teacher in 2018.  Previous occupations include medical research and financial analysis.  I spent 6 years in a research lab at the Bowman Gray School of Medicine where I participated in breast cancer research.  I also worked as a senior financial analyst for a health insurance company.  In 2010 I graduated from UNC-Charlotte with a Graduate Certificate in Middle Grades Education.  I am now highly qualified to teach middle school science and I have found this to be a very rewarding occupation!
Home Life
I live in Harrisburg with my husband, Chris, and our four kids. My daughter, Lindsay, is a sophmore at UNC-Chapel Hill.  My son, Grayson is a senior at Hickory Ridge High School. My twin boys (Riley and Wesley) are tenth graders here at Hickory Ridge High School!  We spend a lot of time on the soccer fields, boating, fishing and hiking....and we love the beach when we can get there!  We also have a labrador retriever named Winston:-)     
Last Modified on August 13, 2020