Phone: (256) 768-3100


Degrees and Certifications:

- Associates Degree (ABA) - Business Administration (NWSCC) - Bachelor's Degree (BSED) - Secondary Education/Social Science (UNA) - Master's Degree (MAED) - Instructional Leadership - Education Specialist (Ed.S.) - Instructional Leadership (UNA)

Mr. Matthew Bonds

About Me: I was born and raised in the Shoals area and am happy to call Florence my home. I have been married to my beautiful wife, Grace Anne (4th-grade teacher at McBride Elementary in Muscle Shoals) since 2016. I have 2 beautiful children, Clara Beth (2) and Teddy (9 months). I began teaching in 2014 in Huntsville before finding my teaching home here at Florence Middle School in 2016. I am now the 8th grade Honors History teacher. I am also one of the coaches for the FMS boys soccer team. Go Falcons

Class Description: In 8th-grade history, we focus on the time period of prehistory all the way through the early 1500s. This includes the old and new stone ages, Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, China, Africa, Medieval Europe, and the Americas. We also examine the major religions of the world and the key tenents of each of them. Throughout the year, we will build skills in reading timelines, maps by examining primary and secondary sources. 


Class Schedule:

          1st Period: Honors World History

          2nd Period: Honors World History

          3rd Period: Honors World History

          4th Period: Honors World History

          5th Period: Lunch/Advisory

          6th Period: World History

          7th Period: Honors World History

          8th Period: Planning Period