Ms. Matinides

Phone: 614-413-8300 Voicemail Ext. 5053


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Ms. Matinides

Helping students find their passion and create goals for their future is what really gets me excited about teaching each day. I am very excited to be beginning my teaching career in New Albany this year and am very much looking forward to building meaningful relationships with each of my students. I received my bachelors degree in biology from The Ohio State University and worked at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in their education department which is where I learned that I had a passion for connecting students to the natural world around them. I then returned to Ohio State to earn a Master of Education degree.

In my free time I spend as much time outside as possible through wakeboarding, rock climbing, snowboarding, snow skiing, biking, and hiking with family. I also have a passion for storytelling, whether it be in the form of books or movies - I think storytelling is at the heart of connecting people, and am looking forward to helping my students learn how to write the story they want for themselves. I firmly believe that learning should be fun, exciting, and applicable to students’ lives, so I am always trying to think of ways to bring the nature of our world into my classroom for students to get engaged with and excited about. Let’s make this an amazing year and go Eagles!