Kristie Mathews is joining the American Heritage team as a fourth-grade teacher and is excited to share her love of history with the students. She has taught in Utah charter schools for 13 years, including all grade levels from kindergarten to sixth grade. Teaching and learning history are two passions for Kristie. She has spent many summers as a docent at This is the Place State Park, where she shares her deep knowledge of Utah history with visitors. She loves to camp, cook, read, and spend time with her family.