Ms. Mattie grew up in St. Paul, attending Museum Magnet, Murray Jr. High, and Como Park Senior High School. She has her Master's from Erikson Institute in Early Childhood Education, birth to 3rdgrade, with specializations in English as a Second Language and Special Education. She has been teaching preschool since 2016.
Ms. Mattie loves how play is incorporated into the preschoolers' day, allowing students to learn through fun, hands-on, and meaningful interactions. Throughout the school day, students have opportunities to learn about math, literacy, science, and art. They also have many opportunities to learn about and develop their social-emotional skills. Ms. Mattie aims to provide students and families with a positive school experience as students begin their journey as life-long learners.
Ms. Mattie lives in Burnsville, MN with her spouse, 2 children, and her dog. She enjoys being outdoors, singing, and sewing.