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Mrs. Barbara Matz
My name is Barbara Matz and I have been teaching for twenty - two 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 - two 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.