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Suzanne Matis


Biography

Hi, my name is Suzi Matis and I was born in Cleveland OhioGo
“Buckeyes”, “ CAVS”, “ Indians” and moved to Phoenix, Arizona with my family where I graduated from Greenway high school~ “Go Demons” I graduated from A.S.U with a B.S. in Exercise Science and Physical Education in 2001.~ “ Go Sun Devils”!! I love sports/athletics and in my free time you will find me hitting the gym/weight room training and conditioning hard!! I love body building, playing tennis, golf, skiing, hiking, softball and volleyball! I love animals and have two dogs Yazzi(Morky) and Dani( Yorkie) and my cat “Faith” are my fur babies!
I am a seven year breast cancer SURVIVOR and count my blessings each and every day! This is my 15th year as an educator and athletic coach! I work tirelessly to connect with the students and parents of FUSD, create and engaging atmosphere in the classroom and I will work to inspire all those I come in contact with!.This is my first year teaching at STFHS and proud to be Team “ GO SABERCATS” “A PLACE FOR GREATNESS” 
My teaching assignment this year, I am the Health/credit recovery teacher, girls volleyball and tennis coach here at STFHS . I try to incorporate as much real life situations into my class to make the learning much more meaningful.
I strive each day to make every single person student/athlete I come in contact with successful. I do my absolute best to help each person I meet in whatever area they need help with. I want to teach the unfaithful to be strong, teach the ungraceful to forgive, and love the unloving. I believe that we have to all work together to make this happen, so I do my absolute best to incorporate as much group work as possible. My students are to help each other in and out of the classroom in order for us all to be successful.
Previously I have worked in HUSD teaching Physical Education and coaching Tennis/Volleyball at Higley High school. Before that I worked in Mesa’s school district teaching Physical Education, strength  and conditioning, and coaching volleyball, tennis, badminton at Westwood High school and Mountain View High school. Prior to teaching and coaching I worked with U.P.S./Driver/ management and did a career change and earned my teaching certificate in education to become a Physical Education Teacher/Coaching! “ “Physical activity for a lifetime”” Play Hard”!
I have lived 7 years and love our San Tan community! I am looking forward to another exciting year of learning, creating and building here at San Tan Foothills with all of you! Go SABERCATS! “ A PLACE FOR GREATNESS”!