• 8th Grade United States History

    Teachers:                                 Mrs. McCollum                                      Mr. Hattendorf
    Emails:                                     smccollum@mattawanschools.org     jhattendorf@mattawanschools.org
    Phones:                                    668-3361 ext 1449                                  668-3361 ext 1425
    Teams:                                      8-1                                                           8-2 

    Hello Everyone:

    We both started teaching in Mattawan in 2006 and have come to love this community. We also have a shared passion for United States History and look forward to sharing that passion with you.  We have decided to jointly create this webpage as we believe that two are better than one.  We push each other to be better as we will push you.  This web page is the beginning of a shared vision for 8th grade United States History and we want you to know that in the event one of us is absent you can come to the other for help.  We'll be glad to help you. With that said, as much as we will try to be on the same page everyday, it is possible that we get out of sync at times due to various factors.  It is always very important that you communicate with your teacher. We love history and teaching and want our students to have a challenging, engaging, exciting, and rewarding year studying early American History.

    Some of our favorite quotes:
    "We have no way of knowing what lays ahead for us in the future. All we can do is use the information at hand to make the best decision possible."
    "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead
    "The only person I'm trying to be better than is the person I was yesterday."
    "Let no man's ambition stand in the way of a simple act of justice." John P. Altgeld

Last Modified on September 1, 2016