My name is Matthew Myers, this will be my 9th year at Kiser Middle School and overall. I am looking forward to the new school year! I know this school year will be a slightly different one to start, but my hope is we can seamlessly transition back into the classroom after the first quarter. I am finding ways to incorporate technology that will be meaningful for my students this fall and that they are still learning just as much as in the classroom, or as close to as we can get! 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 2021. I have 20 enrolled for this amazing experience. ANY student/parent interested please check the link on my student travel page, or contact me firstname.lastname@example.org for more info!
I am also the head baseball coach, I have coached the team since spring 2013 where the teams have gone 82-19 over those years. The baseball team has won the Conference during the 2015-2018 seasons. The 2020 season was a bummer as we only got 1 week into practice and had our season canceled due to Covid-19, after a 10-4 season this past spring (2019). The 2018 season was a special season the boys completed the first undefeated season in Kiser history going 14-0! I look forward to getting back out there in 2021 and to another successful season!
In 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