• Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful and commited citizens can change the world. You know why? - Because it's the only thing that ever has. 

  • Email: Stephen.Mathes@dvusd.org

    Phone: (623) 376-3244

    Rm: 314 (CC Building)


    Office Hours: Mon-Thurs 2:15-3:00pm

    *Tuesday ACA Prep dedicated to all World History Classes

    ** Thursday ACA prep dedicated to all US History Classes


Mr. Mathes
  • Origin Story |

    I was born and raised in Buffalo, NY. After receiving my teaching license I went to a job fair and accepted an offer to teach in Laveen, AZ. After hitting the ripe old age of 30 I decided it was time to trade in the hectic world of middle school and am now here at Mountain Ridge and could not be more excited!


    Educational Background |

    I received my Bachelor's degree in History & Political Science from the University of Buffalo in 2013. I received my teaching certification in Social Studies Education from Buffalo State College in 2015. The following year I received a Master's in Differentiated Instruction from Canisius College. I am currently enrolled in a Masters Program at Arizona State University in Educational Leadership. 


    Outside of Work |

    I live in Glendale with my wife, newborn daughter, and two dogs. I am an avid golfer and sports fanatic. You can catch me watching my Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, Phoenix Suns, Arizona Diamondbacks and pretty much every college football game.