My name is Matthew Myers, this will be my 12th year at Kiser Middle School and overall. I am looking forward to the new school year! I am finding ways to incorporate technology and paper/pencil again. That will be meaningful for my students this school year! I teach 8th grade Social Studies, which focuses on American History with North Carolina influences as well. I am excited about working 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 your parents. This is an integral part of a student's 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 ones on the agenda are summer 2024, spring and summer 2025 and summer 2026. I have many already enrolled for summer 2024, with a few more spots remaining 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 101-25 over those years. The baseball team won the Conference during the 2015-2018 and 2022 seasons. 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 2024 and to another successful season!
I led 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.
In spring 2019, I led a group of students to Costa Rica! We went zip-lining, visited 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!
During spring break 2022, FINALLY back on the travel scene!!! I took 18 students to Germany, Austria, Italy and Switzerland. We saw places such as Munich, Dachau, Venice, Verona, Innsbruck, Lucerne and Heidelburg. We had an awesome time and most students will not forget their experiences abroad.
I have copmleted 1 part of the 2 trips this season. We had an amazing experience in Costa Rica/Panama this spring break. I look forward to 2 trips this again in 2025, 1 in spring and 1 in summer!
"Oh, the places we will go" Dr. Seuss