Angela Matthews – Southern Lee High School

Our Welcome To Sanford Teacher of the Week is Angela Matthews of Southern Lee High School. Ms. Matthews teaches band, orchestra and chorus, and has been a part of the Cavalier family for two years of her 15-year teaching career. She holds a Bachelor of Music with her teacher certification from Liberty University and a Master of Arts in Music from Radford University. Ms. Matthews also conducts the Southern Lee marching and jazz bands.

Ms. Matthews is an active advocate for arts education everywhere she goes and believes in empowering students to develop personal accountability. She observes, “I believe in encouraging individuality and creativity and fostering an atmosphere of trust and care in my classroom.”

Ms. Matthews was recently honored as Southern Lee’s Cavalier of the Month for October 2019. Her colleagues use terms such as “caring,” “hardworking,” “enthusiastic” and “always looking forward” to describe her work and the approach she takes with students in her classrooms.

Ms. Matthews enjoys reading classic books, swimming, watching movies and spending time with her two dogs, Sir and Wolfie.