Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor in English Teaching from University of Texas at Arlington English 8-12 Teaching Certification
Mr. Matt Skupien
This is my fifth year of teaching and my fourth year at Reed Middle School. I'm the leader of the campus Wellness Committee. I teach both Pre-AP and Gen Ed ELAR. In my lessons, I zero in on theme and inference to foster the abstract thinking that allows students to find deeper meaning for the rest of their lives. Kids in my class will engage in discussion about the philosophy and context behind stories, nonfiction, and poetry; they will learn to read between the lines of a text the same way they will have to read between the lines during important events in their lives. Character study will teach them to connect to people, to manage the story arches happening right in front of them. These are essential skills for the kind of happy, productive adults that every student is capable of becoming.
My planning periods are first and fifth. I offer tutoring before school Tuesday and Thursday, though any student seeking extra help will need to speak with me personally about getting a pass so they can get into the building. I also offer tutoring on other days whenever it's needed. Please email me to set up a time.
1st Period: 8th Grade English
2nd Period: 8th Grade English
3rd Period: PLC
4th Period: 8th Grade English - Pre-AP
5th Period: 8th Grade English Pre-AP
6th Period: Conference
7th Period: 8th Grade English