Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. in Elementary Education B.S. 5-8 Social Studies Minors in Special Education and History
Mr. Matthew Riesgraf
Welcome to room 223! This is my first year working at Bel Air. Before teaching 5th graders at Bel Air I taught many grades including Kindergarten, 2nd, 3rd, 4th – 5th, 6th and 8th grade. Teaching such a wide variety of grade levels the past 9 years has given me a wonderful perspective on how students grow and become good citizens. I have taught in the city, the country and now the suburbs (St. Paul, Stillwater and Mounds View). I graduated from St. Cloud State University in 2006 with a B.S. in Elementary Education, 5-8 Social Studies and Minors in Special Education and History.
I live in Stillwater, MN where I take full advantage of the local sporting activities and fine dining. I am very happily married to a wonderful woman and have a young son with a little one on the way. I love coming to work but also get overjoyed when I walk into the house to hear, “Daddy’s home!”
The best way to contact me is via e-mail. I check my email daily when I am at school and also try to check it on the weekends and over breaks as well. I try to respond the same day, but over weekends and breaks this may vary. This website will be updated regularly so keep checking in for new information. Calling me and leaving a message at school works also. I am available most days to meet before or after school as long as it is arranged ahead of time so I can plan accordingly. Student progress will be updated on School View as well as emails when necessary. I look forward to a wonderful school year!
My office hours (good times to reach me) are M-F from 10:50 - 11:40 excpet for Tuesday when I will be in a grade level meeting. I am also available before school (except for Wednesday) from 7:45 to 8:15 and after school from 3:45 to 4:15. I can also try to extend these times after school if a lenghty discussion needs to occure.