About Teacher

Ms. Jordan Matthews



Degrees and Certifications:

BA English- UAB BS History- UAB MA English Literature/ Secondary Education- UAH AP English Literature and Composition Certified

Ms. Jordan Matthews


This is my eighth year teaching English Language Arts at Athens High School.  I have taught English 12 and Mythology all eight years, AP English 12 (Literature and Composition) for the past four years, and English Honors 12 for two years.  I love Athens and getting to work with the amazing students at Athens High is such a blessing.  Although we live in Decatur my son, Caine, began school at AIS last year and this year he will be a seventh-grader at AMS.  We are both grateful and proud to be Golden Eagles!

I attended the University of Alabama (Roll Tide!) and graduated from UAB with a double major in English and History and attended law school at Cumberland. After I married I was lucky enough to stay home with my son for the first three years of his life and then I attended UAH and obtained a master's degree in English Literature and Secondary Education.  Now I am truly doing what I love and what I feel I am meant to do- teaching young people who will make a difference in the world!

When not at school I enjoy reading, listening to music, being outdoors (especially at the beach), and spending time with family and friends.