Hello and welcome to 1st Grade! My name is Ms. Mathias and this is my first year teaching! I am so excited to get to know each one of my students, and I am especially looking forward to learning and growing together this year! Since I am new to the area, I want to share a little Q&A about me. 

Where are you from?

I was born and raised in a small town called Heron Lake, MN. I graduated from Heron Lake-Okabena high school in 2015.

What did you do after high school?

I received an Associate of Arts degree at Central Lakes college in Brainerd, MN, while also playing volleyball and softball. I then transferred to The University of Minnesota-Morris(UMM) and completed my Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education. I was also able to play volleyball at UMM.

What are some of your favorite things to do outside of school?

I love hanging out at the lake, watching movies, cheering on Minnesota sports teams, playing sports, trying new things, taking in a good sunset, and spending time with my friends and family.

(Fun fact: I am an aunt to 5 awesome kiddos!)