Ms. Lydia Matthews

Phone: (252)514-6450


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Criminal Justice & Political Science (East Carolina University) M.A.T. Masters of Arts in Teaching Social Studies (ECU)

Ms. Lydia Matthews

Welcome to 8th Grade Social Studies at H.J. MacDonald Middle School! My name is Lydia Matthews and I am so excited to be working with you this year! This will be my second year teaching and I am so excited to continue this journey at H.J. and Craven County Schools. I am certified in middle and high school Social Studies and I am excited for my first year to be with my 8th graders. 

I was born and raised in North Carolina so this place holds a special place in my heart. My entire family went to East Carolina University and I have a lot of teachers in my family as well. I graduated from ECU with my undergraduate degrees in 2017 and then went right back to school to finish my Masters of Arts in Teaching so that I could get certified to teach Social Studies in middle and high schools. I am a huge Pirate fan and I support my school through and through. Go Pirates! AARRGGGHHHHH!

I am new to the area, so I am looking forward to enjoying many new things around downtown New Bern and the surrounding areas. I moved here with my boyfriend about two months ago and we are super excited to explore the town together. I love listening to musicals and reading in my spare time, and I also enjoy going to the beach and doing fun activities outside. Teaching is what I was born to do and I am so excited to get to know each and every one of you!