Mattie Hatch, a graduate from Baylor University, earned her degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis on Gifted and Talented Students and has been educating children since 2016. With a certification to teach early childhood through Sixth Grade, she has earned the majority of her experience in Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade. Her passion for students extends beyond the classroom; Mattie volunteers with her church as the Elementary School Children’s Ministry Coordinator.
When asked about her philosophy on education, Mattie says, “Students at any age are valuable and capable. They all deserve dignity and respect of those working with them. I believe their interests and preferences matter and that positive, encouraging relationships make all of the difference in the life of a child.” Those around Mattie describe her as joyful, patient and loyal which allows her to inspire her students to be persistent and excited about learning. In her spare time, Mattie can be found spending time with her family and friends, watching college football, or playing with her young son.