Phone: ‪(219) 316-0183‬


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors of Arts in Secondary Education from UMSL -English

Mrs. Alicia Mata


I am a Communication Arts teacher at Hazelwood East High.

I graduated in 2018 from the University of Missouri St. Louis with a degree in Secondary English Education and this is my third year here at Hazelwood East High! 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.

This year, I have started my Masters in Secondary English Education and am making progress toward a Reading and Writing Certification so that I can bring the absolute best education to the table!

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 and Dragons. My personal goals are to connect with students and encourage them to complete their work, maintain rigor, and cultivate a safe space in my class.


ELA 1: Students will be reading and working closely with grade level texts and improve their writing skills with district assigned blended writing.

[21-22 English 1 Syllabus]


English Skills: I work with students on improving their reading skills by frequent comprehension checks, the use of Newsela, and building vocabulary.

[21-22 English Skills Syllabus]


 Reading/Writing Workshop: Students will improve their reading and writing skills by examining who they are as a reader and an author and responding thoughtfully to critical subjects and diverse media.

[21-22 Reading Writing Workshop]


I am available through my Google Voice number ‪(219) 316-0183‬ or email: Please don't hesitate to reach out to me!