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Mrs. Barbara Matz

     My name is Barbara Matz and I have been teaching for twenty - three years.  I have always wanted to be a teacher.  I knew at the age of six that teaching was going to be my life-long career. I had a wonderful kindergarten teacher who inspired me to go into the field of teaching.  She always made it look so easy and fun.  Even after twenty - three years, I still have a passion for teaching and enjoy it to the fullest.
    I began my teaching career as a substitute teacher in Pennsylvania.  After four years, I got my first full-time job teaching fifth grade.  After the first year, I moved to Raleigh, North Carolina and taught fourth and fifth grade in the area. At that point, I decided to move back to Pittsburgh and had the opportunity to work for a Title I program teaching math to K-6 students.
    In 2006 my husband and I decided to move to Missoula and I worked as a para-educator for a year at Russell Elementary School. In 2007, I was hired to teach fourth grade at Rattlesnake Elementary.  I taught fourth grade for the first year and have been teaching third grade ever since.
    In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, scrapbooking, kayaking, and reading. I also enjoying spending time with my husband and our dog and horses.