Words about Liberty from her coworkers:
"Ms. Matias is an amazing educator. Her dedication to the students is matched with an ability to make lessons fun and engaging. I mean they made clouds during a science lesson! She is also a wonderful grade level partner and goes above and beyond for the third graders. CMA is lucky to have her."
"Liberty is an amazing educator! She is so caring and wants to do her best by each and every student in her room. She is consistent, kind, and creative...her classroom is a joy to visit during circle, math instruction, anytime of day. So glad that she joined our CMA community!"
A recent interview with Liberty:
What is your favorite thing about Caliber?
My favorite thing about the Caliber community is how we reimagine education for a lot of our learners! We combine social emotional learning skills with academic skills because we believe in the tremendous potential each unique student has to reach far and wide.
What was your favorite subject when you were in school and why?
My favorite subjects in school were subjects related to ELA! I love diving deep into narratives and discussing the many facets of the story - connections to myself, the world, my community, etc.
What is your favorite memory associated with music (maybe a memorable concert, or playing an instrument yourself!)?
My favorite memory associated with live music was dancing on stage, with one of my dearest friend, at a festival called Symbiosis Gathering. We were invited with a group of other audience members to sing and dance with Santigold. It was an out of body experience for sure! The crowd was amazingly positive and energetic. I felt like I was in the presence of family!
If you could go on a dream vacation, what would you do + where would you go?
One of my bucket list locations is Finland - among many! I'd like to view the Northern Lights from a glass igloo tucked into the snow at the Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort. The best time to go is sometime in August to April.
What is your favorite thing about the Bay Area (or specifically Vallejo)? -
My favorite things about the Bay Area - aside from being so close to family :) - are: 0% humidity, sourdough bread, coffee coffee is so yum from local companies here, access to amazing trails, next to wine country, that 280 is such a pretty drive, and TBH it's just 'hella' cool to call this place home now!
What is one fun fact that most people don't know about you?
I love to sing and I get goosebumps hearing/seeing amazing vocals.