Phone: (219) 316-0183
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors of Arts in Secondary Education from UMSL -English
Ms. Alicia Mata
I am a Communication Arts teacher at Hazelwood East High.
I graduated from the University of Missouri St. Louis with a degree in Secondary English Education, and this is my fifth year here at Hazelwood East High! I am currently seeking my Masters in English Education, as well as my Reading Specialist Certification and Writer's Certificate. I grew up knowing I would want to become a teacher, and with how much I write and read daily, I knew English was the subject for me. My passion for the subject drives me to help students re-visit their love of reading that they may have lost over the years. I strive to provide up-to-date discussions using topics of interest to keep students engaged.
I live in the Hazelwood District, making this community very important to me! I am a jigsaw puzzle enthusiast, an avid board game player, and a Netflix binger. I also play an interactive game with some close friends online called Dungeons & Dragons. My personal goals are to connect with students and encourage them to complete their work and maintain rigor, all while cultivating a safe space in my class.
English 1 Honors: Honors students will expect a more accelerated courseload with higher Lexile level books, as well as rigorous writing standards. Be prepared for reading outside of class and frequent writing assignments. **Students who cannot keep up with the courseload by the end of the first quarter will be transferred (along with their current grade), to a standard English 1 class.
English 2 Honors: Honors students will expect a more accelerated courseload with higher Lexile level books, as well as rigorous writing standards. Be prepared for reading outside of class and frequent writing assignments.This is an EOC tested course by the state. **Students who cannot keep up with the courseload by the end of the first quarter will be transferred (along with their current grade), to a standard English 2 class.
English 2: Students will be reading and working closely with grade-level texts with a standards focus. Students will improve their writing skills with district-assigned blended writing. Be prepared to keep up with reading, and accomplish all writing assignments in a timely manner. This is an EOC tested course by the state.
AP Integrated Seminar: Due to the high demands the AP coursework places on our students, this seminar will serve as extra time for AP students to work on assignments and stay on track. I provide tutoring in each subject, help students set and achieve personal goals, and communicate necessary study habits.
I am available through my Google Voice number (314) 643-8977 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Please don't hesitate to reach out to me!