David Mattie

About Me


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Within the first five years of my life, I moved five times.  I have lived in New York, Georgia, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Ohio.  When I was in kindergarten, we arrived in Ypsilanti, Michigan, were I still reside today.  I have a younger sister, Katie, who makes me a better person each and everyday.  I obtained my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education, with a focus on mathematics and science, at Eastern Michigan University.  I am currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Educational Technology through Michigan State University.

As a teacher, it is my belief that every child can succeed.  As an educator, it is my job to facilitate both academic and social growth of my students.  I facilitate academic successes in my classroom by meeting the different needs of each of my students.  I foster social growth by keeping my classroom full of respect and developing a relationship with each student I work with.  Developing relationships allows me to get to know my students on a deeper level.  It also allows me to gain their trust and respect. My classroom is built on respect. Respect for each other is what makes my classroom a fun and exciting place to learn.

This upcoming year will be my forth year teaching.  I teach 4th grade at John Allen Elementary, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.   I’m very lucky I am able to give back to the community in which I grew up in.  I love every moment of working with my students. The challenge of each day being different keeps my job fun and exciting.  In my class, we learn together!!

I Believe

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