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