Degrees and Certifications:
BS in Education from Baylor University, specializing in Early Childhood Certified in Elemenentary (PK-6), Early Childhood Endorsement, ESL, and GT
Mrs. Virginia Mathiews
I am a 3rd grade ELA and social studies teacher at Stewart Elementary in room 310. I am starting my 6th year in Huntsville ISD, and my 14 year overall. Prior to that I worked in Midlothian and Waxahachie ISD. I have taught 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade. I am starting my 9th year teaching 3rd grade. My math science partner is Mr. Baiter in room 311.
A little bit about me....
I am 2003 cum laude graduate of Baylor University with a BS in Education, specializing in Early Childhood. I am certified to teach PK-6th grade, with an early childhood, ESL, and GT endorsement. I am a 1999 graduate of Waxahachie High School, where I grew up. I have 2 lovely daughters. My husband, Shawn, is also an athletic trainer at the High School. When I am not teaching, I enjoy running, cooking (I also teach the HEAP Fun with Foods class), sewing, and reading. I also teach ballet and tap several days a week at a local dance studio.
My mother is a retired home economics teacher of 35 years (all in the classroom). Growing up, I really wanted to go into journalism or law. My amazing dance teacher, Victoria Ayers, asked for some help teaching some ballet classes when I was. At the time, I didn't really want to be like my mother, but I really loved my teacher, so I agreed to help. I fell in love with teaching and realized through that experience that teaching is what I am supposed to do with my life. My decision to teach was not met with enthusiam by my classmates, who thought I was really wasting my time and talents. It really offended me that they thought that to be a teacher you didn't really have to be all that smart or bright. I graduated 5th in my high school class of over 300. I really do believe that your child deserves to have a intelligent, highly educated professional to be his/her teacher. I love working with children everyday and sharing books with your children.
7:55-8:15 Morning Meeting
1:23 Switch Classes
2:25 Switch back classes/prepare for dismissal
Parents are welcome to meet with Mr. Baiter and I from 8:50-9:50 on Thursday & Fridays.