Social Studies


Dutchess Community College: Associate’s in Secondary Education

SUNY New. Paltz: Bachelors in History.

Mr. Matthews grew up in Dutchess County and attended Arlington High School. He loves to play golf and is a father of 2 wonderful children who keep his wife and him very busy. 

What he loves most about teaching is seeing a light come on. He said, “When a student makes a connection with something he/she is learning in their life and can see the relevance in History, it is a wonderful thing.” He likes knowing that as they journey through life, they will have a better understanding of some facet of history that he has introduced them to or helped them to learn more about. 

“For in the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children’s futures. And we are all mortal” -John Fitzgerald Kennedy





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