Ms. Mathews grew up in St. Joseph, MI. She attended undergraduate school at Olivet College, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Risk Management and Insurance. After five years working as an underwriter and broker, Ms. Mathews decided to follow her passion of education and received her Master’s degree in Education and Human Development from the University of Colorado, Denver in 2014. She moved to Charlotte, NC in 2016, quickly realizing that her heart belonged in Colorado. In 2018, she relocated back to Denver. Ms. Mathews is passionate about instilling a love of learning into children. Her goal is to create an equitable classroom community that inspires students to demonstrate a growth mindset and become risk takers, who demonstrate kindness towards others. When Ms. Mathews is not teaching, she enjoys road biking, hiking, running, and traveling.