Matt has served in various roles within K-12 education. His professional experience includes being a high school social studies teacher, middle and high school assistant principal, middle school principal, and director of student support services. In addition to his K-12 work, Matthew has also served as an adjunct professor and field instructor at the collegiate level for student-teachers. Aside from this work, Matthew hosts a K-12 podcast, Leading Out the
Woods, and is the author of the children’s book series, I Wanna Be..., starring his son imagining different occupations he would like to grow up to be. Matthew is currently working on his first processing guide, The Sandbox Mentality: Empowering Leadership.
Matt is currently a doctoral student at Radford University. He received his B.S from Ferrum College in Social Studies and History, M. Ed from Virginia Tech in Educational Leadership and Administration, Ed.S. in Middle Grades Education, and a Graduate Certificate in Education Law & Policy from the University of Georgia.