Mr. Matthew Gaines

Phone: EX


Degrees and Certifications:

Degrees:Governors State University, Bachelor of Arts in Education Richard J. Daley College, Associates of Arts in Education Certifications:Generalists Grades E-6 Generalists Grades 4-8

Mr. Matthew Gaines

Hello! My name is Matthew Gaines and this is my third year as a teacher. I was born and raised on the south side of Chicago but moved to Texas a few years ago. Last year I was Teacher of the Year for Lake Ridge Elementary! 

In my free time I enjoy fishing for fun and competition. My wife and I have 2 dogs and 2 cats, as well as, 10 to 12 outdoor cats that the previous owners left behind. We are always busy taking care of our zoo.

My love for learning started a bit late. It took me a while but after a few good teachers impacted my life, I knew I wanted to do the same with students of my own. I know what it is like to be the student that struggles. It is an honor and a privilege to help your student reach his or her highest potential and develop the burning desire and passion to be the best he or she can be. I am beyond excited to start this year.

Go Longhorns!