Michael J. Matteson
What My Students Are Saying:
I am an educator who's goal it is to instill high standards and a growth mindset into all my students, using technology and assessment as a guiding force to understanding the individual needs of each of my students.
HIGH SCHOOL MATH TEACHER, YOUNGKER HIGH SCHOOL; BUCKEYE, ARIZONA - 2012-Present
I am currently teaching various math content at Youngker High School. I have taught Intro to Algebra, Algebra I, Honors Algebra I, AP Statistics, Survey of Mathematics, Geometry, Algebra II, and Remedial Geometry/Algebra. I am the assistant coach to Varsity Girls Volleyball, and the Varsity Girls Basketball head coach. I also am the sponsor for the Roughriders Cycling Club.
8TH GRADE TEACHER, LIBERTY ELEMENTARY; BUCKEYE, ARIZONA - 2010-2012
I taught two years at Liberty Elementary, teaching 8th grade mathematics for both years, and also a section of 8th grade social studies and a section of 7th grade social studies in the 2011-2012 school year. I also taught a photography course to 7th and 8th graders. I was involved with helping with the school's Science Olympiad team, helping in yearbook, coaching volleyball, coaching basketball, and was very involved in streamlining our behavior instrument with technology. I was also on the Gallileo (our assessment instrument) leadership team, and was selected to be a part of the assessment leadership team where I attended a conference about common assessments at the AZ K12 center.
8TH GRADE TEACHER, ESTRELLA MOUNTAIN ELEMENTARY; GOODYEAR, ARIZONA - 2005-2010
In my tenure at EMES I taught 8th grade mathematics for all five years. In addition to this I taught High School Algebra to 8th graders for one year, and taught a section of 7th grade math extensions (math enrichment) for one year. I also taught Accelerated Math and Accelerated Reading all five years to eighth graders. I was very involved coaching basketball and volleyball, coaching Science Olympiad, yearbook sponsor, and MathCounts sponsor. I was also our school's tech pal for one year. I was department chair for the district for mathematics for three years until they changed the structure and no longer had department chairs. I was part of the assessment team involved with unwrapping the 2008 mathematics standards, and creating common assessments with the West Side Impact.
MENTOR, GEAR UP, FLAGSTAFF UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT; FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA - 2003-2005
I was a mentor to an "at risk" student at Coconino High School. I helped him set goals for getting though high school, and into college. I tried to be a model for him for academic success. During my time with GEAR UP I also was a math tutor at Coconino High School, where I tutored students at every level of high school mathematics (pre-algebra though calculus). I also started a photo club with the GEAR UP students, and taught them photography.
VOLLEYBALL COACH, GLENDALE PARKS AND RECREATION; GLENDALE, ARIZONA - SUMMER 2000
I coached a volleyball clinic for youths ages 10-17 for Glendale Parks and Recreation.
TUTOR - 1998-PRESENT f w
I have tutored at multiple levels, varying from arithmetic to algebra, to trigonometry, to calculus, to college level electrical engineering, to fellow teachers needing to pass the AEPA tests, as well as SAT and ACT prep.
VOLLEYBALL COACH (VOLUNTEER), LANDMARK MIDDLE SCHOOL; GLENDALE, ARIZONA - FALL 1998 & FALL 1999
I was a volunteer coach for an 8th grade boys volleyball team for two seasons at an inner-city middle school.
NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY; FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA - 2000-2005
Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Eduction with an emphasis in mathematics. I also have unofficial minors in photography, electronic media, electrical engineering, mathematics, and science. I earned 26 credit hours in mathematics, 15 credit hours in science, and 9 credit hours in social studies.
TAIP FELLOWSHIP, NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY; FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA - SUMMER 2007
Teacher as Investigator Fellowship - 9 Credit Hours
This was a great opportunity where I learned how to connect actual mathematics research to instruction in my classroom. I spent the summer doing actual research in mathematics, modeling population growth using algebraic formulas and iterating the data using Excel. The results can be viewed on my website: My Math Study
Teaching Qualifications and Achievements
CERTIFICATION IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
Approved Area - Mathematics
Structured English Immersion, K-12 Endorsement
CERTIFICATION IN SECONDARY EDUCATION
Approved Area - Mathematics
Structured English Immersion, K-12 Endorsement
PASSED AEPA TESTS
Elementary Education Professional Knowledge
Elementary Education Content Knowledge
Secondary Education Professional Knowledge
2015-Present ALGEBRA I COORDINATOR
Algebra I Coordinator at Youngker High School, working with curriculum, assessments, and data.
2015-2016 STUDENT'S FIRST AWARD
Selected by students to be honored at the 2015-2016 Student's First Celebration.
2015 YOUNGKER HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER OF THE YEAR
Selected as 2015 Teacher of the Year at Youngker High School in the Buckeye Union High School District.
TEACHER OF THE MONTH APRIL 2015
Selected as Teacher of the Month for April 2015 at Youngker High School.
TEACHER OF THE MONTH FEBRUARY 2014
Selected as Teacher of the Month for February 2014 at Youngker High School.
Have been a part of the assessment leadership team for my district, and participated in creating common assessments, and the use of the online assessment system. Multiple trainings through multiple outlets making this one of my strengths.
MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT CHAIR
I have been the department chair for the math department in my district, leading department meetings.
ASU TEACHERS PROGRAM
Have worked with three different interns from Arizona State University for internships.
Have also had several teacher students make observations in my classroom.
PROFICIENT USE OF CLASSROOM TECHNOLOGIES
Technology Trailblazer at Youngker High School (2015-2016)
Pioneer in One-to-One technology in my classroom (2015-Present)
Tech Pal at Estrella Mountain Elementary (2008-2009)
Use of SmartBoard/Airliner and Notebook Presentation Software
Use of Classroom Clickers
Use of Google Docs, including Google forms, sheets, and calendar
Use of Google Classroom
Extensive knowledge in spreadsheets
Created own grade book and parent communication system using Office Suite
Use of modern education apps, such as Educreations
Use of Pearson's MathXL for school as an assessment tool
Use of classroom website - http://www.meant2teach.com/mmatteson/
and Blog - https://mathmatteson.wordpress.com/
As well as Edmodo - Math Matteson
SAMPLE WEB LESSON | SAMPLE LESSON PLAN | SAMPLE LESSON VIDEO (coming soon)
Coaching f t w
Currently Assistant to Varsity at Youngker High School
Have coached 16 (and counting) teams since 1998 from sixth grade through Varsity High School.
Currently Head Varsity Girls at Youngker High School
Have coached 19 (and counting) teams since 2006 from Pre-K through Varsity High School.
Full List of Teams Coached
Randy Stillman, Principal Youngker High School - My current principal at Youngker High School
Rob Roberson, Assistant Principal/Athletic Director Youngker High School - My current athletic director at Youngker High School
Jayme Arrieta, Assistant Pricipal Youngker High School - Has been my evaluator at Youngker High School
Jason Stuewe, Student Achievement Director Buckeye Union High School District - Was my evaluator for two years at Youngker High School
Dave Bogart, Principal Westar Elementary - Was my principal at Estrella Mountain Elementary
Paul Stanton, Superintendent Washington Elementary School District - Was associative superintendent when I was in Liberty Elementary School District (Estrella and Liberty)