Degrees and Certifications:
University of Missouri Saint Louis Master of Science – Educational Administration Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Master of Science – Education Principia College Bachelor of Arts - Elementary Education Certifications: Early Childhood Education (B-3) Elementary Education (1-6)
My name is Ms. Matthiesen. I am new to Nahed Chapman New American Academy and I love being a part of the NCNAA family. My students are amazing and so smart. Thank you for sharing your child with me and trusting me to help him/her grow academically, socially and emotionally. Your continued support at home is important. We have already come so far with reaching our goals, lets team up to make sure the rest of the year is academically focused!
I have a 5 year old daughter named Tess. She is a lot of fun! I enjoy spending time with her on the weekends and picking her up from school on week days. On my free time, I love hanging out with family and friends, trying new food, going on long walks or hikes, watching movies and playing tennis.
I have been a classroom teacher for just shy of 20 years and have taught every grade from 1st grade through 5th grade. My favorite grade to teach is probably 4th grade. I enjoy watching 4th graders develop as problem solvers.
Here are a few of my favorites:
Movie: Anything that makes me cry :)
Book: Harry Potter
Store: Amazon Prime
Favorite Sport: Tennis
Fast Food: Taco Bell
Hobby: Hiking / running