My name is Matthew Myers, this will be my 8th year at Kiser Middle School and overall. I am looking forward to a new school year! I teach 8th grade Social Studies which focuses on American History with North Carolina influences as well. I am excited to work with my students as they enter their final year in middle school and prepare them for going to high school. I also look forward to working with you the parents, this is an integral part in a students success, together we can make them successful as we prepare them for high school. I also take students on international trips through EF Tours, the next one on the agenda is summer 2020 to China! There is still time left to join the trip Visit China in 2020
I am also the head baseball coach. The baseball team has won the Conference during the 2015-2018 season's. We look to win it back in 2020, after a 10-4 season this past spring. The 2018 season was a special season the boys completed the first undefeated season in Kiser history going 14-0! I look forward to another successful season in 2020!
This spring 2019, I led a group of students to Costa Rica! We went zip-lining, visited a coffee and pineapple plantations, explored the rainforest, saw unique wildlife. We also hiked the trail by the Arenal Volcano, we visited a local school and learned so much about the people and culture of Costa Rica, it was a fantastic trip...PURA VIDA!
I led took a group of 24 students from Kiser and Grimsley during spring break 2018 to Paris, Normandy and London through EF Tours. The students had a wonderful trip, they were able to experience the cultures of those countries and learned a great deal about them as well. I truly believe it is important for our students to have the opportunity to travel and view the world from a different perspective. I think that if students have the opportunity to see the world they will want to continue that as well as be a part of the global community we live in. It also gives them a first hand perspective of being able to experience another culture rather than just reading about it in textbooks.
"Oh the places we will go" Dr. Seuss