Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, Harris Stowe State College
Masters of Arts in Education, Antioch University New England
Missouri Certification – Elementary Education
Matt completed his MEd in Foundations of Education with a concentration in Education for Sustainability (EFS) in 2012. He earned his BA in Elementary Education from Harris Stowe State College and has taught third grade at The College School since 1994. In addition to 23 years teaching experience at The College School, Matt taught several years in Japan. He also taught several years as a K-12th grade substitute teacher in urban, suburban and rural schools, in both mainstream and special education classrooms. Matt has traveled extensively, seeing much of North America from Alaska to Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras, most of Europe, and much of Asia, including Japan, Thailand, and Borneo. Matt has trained for basic, advanced, and cavern scuba diving in Thailand, Guam, and Mexico. His interests in foreign language and culture have helped him integrate those experiences into curriculum design. Matt has designed place-based, integrated and experiential curriculum for The College School and has mentored or sponsored several student initiatives and feasibility studies such as The River on our playground, the solar panels, the wind turbine, the dragon, the lookout tower, and more. Matt’s approach to curriculum design is to inspire active learning through children’s natural affinity for creative play, imagination and real-world problem solving.
Position: Third Grade Teacher