Mr. Matthew Koch

Phone: 605-754-6485


Degrees and Certifications:

6-12 Science Education Middle School Math & Science Minors

Mr. Matthew Koch

Welcome! I am looking forward to another great year at New Underwood, and with a brand new year of school comes exciting changes. As the science instructor for grades 7-12, I am responsible for developing the students of the district into caring and competent human beings who have a respect for learning, critical thinking, and science.  This year with 6th grade moving up into JH, the classes I will be teaching are: 6th grade earth & space science 7th grade life science, 8th grade physical science, 9th grade biology, 10th grade physical science, and finally 11th/12th grade applied biology.
I have been apart of this school district my whole life.  I attended K-8th grade at the old Harmony Elementary School 10 miles east of town and then attended high school here until I graduated in 2009.  After high school, I attended Black Hills State University and graduated with a degree in 6-12 Science Education and minors in Middle School Math & Science.  I spent my first two years teaching and coaching at the Stanley County School District in Fort Pierre. Now, however, I am very excited to be teaching in the district that my family and I graduated from.  I hope to continue the excellence that the New Underwood District has brought to the community.
Click here to view my lesson plans on Planbook.