My name is Matthew Martin and I am very excited to be starting my teaching career at Bastrop Middle School. Before landing at Bastrop Middle School I worked for the Austin American Statesman for 7 years. I have a passion for Texas history, and I am proud and excited to be teaching 7th grade Texas history. I am also a member of the coaching staff at Bastrop Middle School. I coach football, basketball, and track. I have been married to my amazing wife for 7 years, we have a three year old son, and a little girl on the way in December of 2019. In my free time I enjoy kayak fishing, watching sports, and reading. I am a proud University of North Texas Alumni with a B.A. in History, and a B.A. in Political Science. I am very excited to be starting my teaching journey here at Bastrop Middle school. If you have any questions for me please feel free to reach out. My conference period is during sixth period which is 2:12-3:04. Go Bears!