Degrees and Certifications:
Miss Kimberly Matsen
Phone Number (District)
Project Lead the Way, Magic of Electrons Teacher
Years of teaching experience
10 years of teaching experience
9 years of administration experience
Area of expertise
Physical Education, Health, Educational Leadership
BA from Westmar University, LeMars, Iowa
Masters of Athletic Administration, William Woods University
Masters for Administration, School Leadership
12 Hours of Masters for Recreation
Employee of the month----Imagine Schools
Regional employee of the year----Imagine Schools
Employee of the year-----Imagine Schools
Metro Coach of the year-------Westport High School
Why I Chose Education as My Career of Choice
I believe that it is important that the decision be based on criteria that reflect your personal values, temperaments, experiences, and skills.
When I was a student in elementary, middle, and high school, as well as in college, I found myself paying attention to the really good teachers that engaged us in their lesson. It seemed to me then that most of my teachers enjoyed what they were doing. I also felt that my teachers personally derived from what they were doing, it wasn't until middle school that I began to think that I might want to be a teacher. Slowly at first, then more quickly, and with increasing clarity and depth, I began to visualize myself as a teacher.
All of the great teachers I had throughout my education are my heroes and my role models. I wanted to excel at the things in which they excelled, but I also experienced teachers who were not effective, and they too taught me something. From them I learned what I would not do or even try when I would someday become a teacher. I fully realized that to be a teacher is truly a calling of not just the mind, but the heart as well.
Spending time at the Ocean
Spending time with my family