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Mrs.  Connie  Matthew
Reading Teacher/ RTI Interventionist
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B.S. University of Tennessee/Elementary Education. 1-8

M.A. Nova Southeastern University/Elementary Education and Reading

Georgia State University Reading Recovery Certification and License


I have taught in the Rhea County School System for 25 years.  During this time, I have taught grades 1,2,3,4, 5, and 6.  I taught 4th grade for ten years, but had the opportunity to specialize in the area of Reading. I went through an intensive training with Georgia State and the University of Tennessee, in Knoxville, and earned my Reading Recovery Certification.  During the past 13 years, Georgia State and Reading Recovery have continued to educate me in how to better serve the boys and girls I teach.  I am highly qualified by the Tennessee Departmentof Education in the area of Elementary Education for grades 1-8.  I am also highly qualified by the Tennessee Department of Education in the area of Reading. 


I am a native of Rhea County.  I enjoy traveling to many different states and places, but am very proud to call Dayton,Tennessee my home.  I  am married to Wayne Matthew.  We have no children, but share our life with our family, friends, and two very special dogs.