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Mr. Matthew Giddens
Dear Trailside Community,
Welcome back to year 5 of Trailside Middle School! I am so excited for another great year at Trailside Middle School!
My name is Matthew Giddens and I am one of the Civics and Economics Teachers here at Trailside Middle School. I am also the SALT (Subject Area Lead Teachers) of the Social Sciences department as well. This will be my fifth year at Trailside and my ninth overall year in teaching. I am the son of an Army officer, so I spent my earlier years (grades K-6) traveling overseas (Germany, England, Egypt), living abroad (Sudan and Nigeria, respectively), and living on both coasts of the United States. I am a proud father of two and my wife is also a teacher.
I am a graduate of George Mason University (GO PATRIOTS!). At GMU, I received both my Bachelors in History and Masters in Education.
I am looking forward to making history and government come alive to all of my students. I am working with such a great team of teachers and administrators that I cannot wait for the school year to begin to share ideas and work with our students. Thank you again parents, colleagues, and staff for all your support this school year. GO TIMBERWOLVES!