Hello. My name is Matt and I am excited to start my 13th year on the Vantage Point Campus (2020-2021). I have worked in the Adams 12 school district since 2004 and in education since 1998. I have been privileged to work in all sorts of settings from residential treatment to self-contained ED programs to comprehensive high schools to the Alternative campus here at Vantage Point. I am excited to start my second year in Vista View, Adams 12's expulsion program, as the Social Emotional Learning Specialist.
I earned my B.A. in Spanish from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and my M.A. in special education from the University of Colorado. I am a voracious consumer of news and very much enjoy working with high school students as they are so much fun to work with as they start their trajectories toward adult life. Perhaps there may be times when a student may learn a thing or two from a seasoned adult...just sayin'?
I am happily married to my lovely wife Nikki, of 11 years, and we have 2 awesome kids: Maceo (4th grade) and Remi (2nd grade). I am fortunate to live and work in the Five Star community...if you see me out and about, please stop and say "Hi"...I'm never too busy, nor hesitant, to meet students and their families/friends outside of the school walls.