Mr. David Matherne

Phone: 770-382-3200


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. in English--Berry College M.Ed. in English--Jacksonville State University Ed.S. in Gifted Education--University of Georgia

Mr. David Matherne

Without my Lord, I am nothing.  Without my family, I am incomplete.  My wife, son, and daughter are an eternal spring of joy to me.

As for education:

My classroom is known as the Mathernity Ward...where great ideas are born.  If intellectual currency can be spent or wasted, I want my students to invest in ideas that can change their world.  So, I challenge students to solve problems, to allow the literature or their writing to help connect ideas.  These ideas form a constellation of understanding of the human condition.  That is why we read.  And write.  And perform.  In sum, I attempt to get my students to see the world, and their world, from different sets of eyes--their own as well as others.

Before coming to CHS in 1989, I went to school, spent a lot of time in books, in classrooms, and in pure puzzlement.  However, my degrees from Berry, and Jax State, and U.G.A. merely represent what I want students to get out of my class: possibility.

I teaching sophomores.  I  teaching at Cartersville High School.  I coaching Cross Country.  But mostly, I love the Lord.