My name is Matthew Myers, this will be my 7th year at Kiser Middle School and 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 am also the head baseball coach. We have won our Conference for a 4th year in a row and we completed the first undefeated season in Kiser history going 14-0 during the 2018 season. I look forward to another winning season in 2019! A little bit about me: I am from Ohio, O-H, near Cleveland and moved down to North Carolina 6 summers ago. I had worked with FedEx for nearly 6 years while going to school. I attended The Ohio State University, so I am a huge Ohio State fan, Indians and Cavaliers fan as well as a Carolina Panthers, but I also root for (I'm sure I will disappoint half of you) UNC & NCSU.
This spring 2019, I led a group of students to Costa Rica! We went zip-lining, visited a coffee and pineapple plantation, 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
Join me and 14 students with a wonderful opportunity to visit and learn so much about China. We will explore so much of the country and see Ancient history as well as modern China over the course of 12 days. Limited number of spaces available! Check out the link for more information: Travel to China