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Educator biography - Matthew Wagner

September 08, 2003

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

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Last movie seen: "MIB II"

Favorite TV show: "Yes, Dear"

Hobbies: Fishing, hiking and spending time with loved ones

If you could meet anyone in history, who would it be? "I would like to meet Horace Mann, the 'father of education.' I would ask him his views on the current educational system in America and his opinion on the new federal mandates that will impact all persons in the educational setting."

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