Phone: 256 586 6085
Degrees and Certifications:
High School: St.Marys High School, St.Marys WV Central Texas College certificate 1979 University of Maryland certificate 1984 Boston College certificate Primary Leadership Development- US Army 1984 Basic Managerial Course-US Army 1994 Graduate Diploma Field Artillery-US Army 1978 Graduate Diploma Tow/Dragon Missile Repair-US Army 1982 Land Combat Advanced Course- 1992 Pikes Peak Community College, Associate of General Studies-1988 Calhoun Community College certificate Athens State University, B.S. Collaborative Teaching Special Education K-6- 2000 Bible College Diploma, Faith Bible Institute-2013
Mr. Allen Matthews
I have been teaching at Arab City Schools since 2000. I am a special education teacher currently teaching in the 5th grade. I was born in Indiana and moved to and graduated high school in West Virginia. I joined the army in 1978 and retired in 1998. I married my neighbor whom I went to high school with in 1981. We got to experience living in different countries and many different states. We have 3 children, two born in Germany and one in Colorado. My oldest daughter teaches at a pre-school, my son is following in my footsteps and is in the Marines, and my yougest daughter is the manager at American Family Care in Decatur. We currently have 6 grandchildren that we love to spoil every chance we get. My wife and I breed and sell Irish Wolfhounds which is quite an experience. I am the director for the after school program that our school offers and have been for the past 19 years. I love history and enjoy reading biographies and military history, to include the Bible. I love to use the experience that I have gained by living in different countries and states and sharing them with my students.