Name: Matthew Wagner
Occupation: Fourth-grade teacher at Smithsburg Elementary School
Family: Engaged to Jeanette Randall, a second-grade teacher. Mother, Christine; father, Phil; and sister, Amy
Education: Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education K-6 from Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, W.Va., with a multi-subject concentration
Mentor: Tammy Reid
Favorite part of the job: "Watching students learn and grow as individuals while having fun."
Biggest challenge of the job: "Lack of time with my students and finding ways to reach students that are not boring to them."
Favorite music: "I appreciate all styles of music."
Favorite car: A free one
Reading now: "What Really Matters for Struggling Readers" by Allington