Ms. Matis

TMS - ELA 8

Information on LESSON PLANS can be found by clicking your class period tab to the left.

Below, you will find a list of SUPPLIES that are needed for 8th grade core subjects.

2021-22 Grade 8 Supply List for Core Subjects

Go directly to Google Classroom by clicking

on the correct class period link under the photo.

ADV ELA 8

ELA 8A

ADV ELA 8

Class Contract for ADVANCED ELA 8 can be accessed by clicking here.

Class Contract for Lit/LA 8A can be accessed by clicking here.


University of Pittsburgh Bachelor’s in English Literature
Duquesne University Master’s in Secondary Education
Penn-Trafford School DistrictHigh School 1999-2012TMS 2012-currentPride Award 2006
Western Pennsylvania Writing ProjectFellow 2011


About me

Welcome to 8th-grade Literature & Language Arts with Ms. Matis! I'm excited for another year at TMS!

My passions include teaching a love of creative writing, inspiring confidence while reading, encouraging pride in a student's individual strengths, and instilling the importance of strong ethics and character.

Outside of school, I love reading, doing puzzles, listening to true crime podcasts, taking photos on nature walks, playing board games or cards with friends, and spending time with my family and my three sweet pups.

The 2021-22 school year marks my 23rd year in the district, and my 26th year teaching overall.