• Welcome to 6th Grade!

     Miss Matthews and her dogs Sage and Sadie at the top of Snowbowl.

    Hey 6th Graders and families! As we get ready for the new school year, I look forward to meeting each and every one of you!

    This will be my fifth year teaching 6th grade at Hellgate and my tenth year in the Hellgate community as a former Camp Fire afterschool/summer counselor. I was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, but have lived in quite a few places since my parents retired and moved to the lower 48. I am glad to call Missoula home!

    I graduated from the University of Montana with a degree in Elementary Education in 2017. I also studied abroad for a semester at the University of Victoria in New Zealand. I am currently working on my Master's in Science Education through Montana State University, my post-bach in general chemistry through the University of Montana, and my secondary general science endorsement. 

    As a teacher, I strive towards creating a positive, inclusive and hands-on learning environment for all students. My hope is to facilitate creative learning opportunities and ensure students learn and grow with purpose. I am very passionate about science education and each year I look forward to designing innovative labs/activities and connecting students with local scientists within the professional community! 

    Outside of school, I enjoy backcountry skiing, mountain biking with my dogs (Sadie & Sage), rafting, paddleboarding, reading and traveling. 

    Please reach out to me with any questions you may have during the year. I look forward to working with you and your student(s)!

    Contact Information

    kmatthews@hellgate.k12.mt.us (contact for parents)

    kmatthews@hellgatesd4.k12.mt.us (contact for students)