Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Sceince, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, 1999.
Mr. Matthes has been teaching at Fredericksburg High School since 2003. He has taught chemistry, all levels of Physics, and currently teaches all 4 years of the engineering program. Having graduated from the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) with a BS in Marine Engineer he sailed as a third assistant engineer on commercial merchant ships to fulfill his obligation. Deciding not to follow the design engineering path thereafter, he moved up his plans to teach later in life and followed his true passion: changing lives through hands-on education.