Welcome, Ms. Matthews '85!
Name: Regina Matthews
Department/Job: History teacher
Previous job(s): History teacher at Convent of the Sacred Heart and Town School
Something about Brearley that appealed to you: the energetic curiosity with which Brearley girls approach learning
Favorite food (sweet, savory, etc.): SWEET! Apple pie with chocolate ice cream or chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream.
Coffee or tea (or neither): Apply coffee daily.
Favorite music/band: jazz, salsa, classic soul, pop—you name it.
Favorite thing about working in New York: As a history teacher, the resources offered by the museums and cultural centers in the city.
Hobbies: pilates, yoga
What it’s like to be back at Brearley, now as a teacher: My return has had lots of déjà vu
moments. For example, standing outside of the 7th floor teacher's lounge (but being allowed to go inside the lounge this time around), jogging up the stairs two by two and feeling a distinct sense of joy that they seem so perfectly spaced for such (unorthodox) travel, and trying to cross my legs under the Harkness table in the Higginson library (legs still too long to do so). And holding my breath in the elevator so as not to talk!