Kelly Matz began her teaching career at St. Martha in 2009. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Louisville and later returned to earn a Master’s in Teaching. She married her high school sweetheart, Jeff, and they have two children, Alex and Logan. She enjoys taking walks and making silk flower arrangements. Teaching affords her the opportunity to demonstrate her creativity while positively impacting the lives of her students.
Q & A with Mrs. Matz
Highlight of the year:
Service Club is a highlight because it is a club I started 10 years ago as an after school activity for students to serve the community. This club allows students to learn how to create art and then give their creations to others with nothing in return. Homemade crafts are made once a month and then I take them to Little Sisters of the Poor for the adult community to enjoy.
Watching children grow academically with my guidance, and as the year progresses, watching their confidence grow through their hard work and efforts.
I believe in a giving, positive classroom. I also treat the children like they are my own. I love to challenge my students no matter what their ability level. They will rise to the challenge with love, care and compassion and believing in themselves.
Favorite part of teaching:
The smile on kids faces when I watch them learn and become successful academically from my guidance, love and care.
Favorite teaching memory:
When one of my students said, “I’m so glad I’m in your class….because I live loud like you do!”
Favorite thing about St. Martha:
My assistant Mrs. Merel, the faculty, our principals, and I love the parents and kids. Everyone is very caring and supportive at St. Martha.
My hope for my students:
My hope is that they continue to love to learn and that they had a great experience in my class.
I love to go on a walk everyday with my husband, and I love to snuggle with my cats!