Matt is the 4th-grade EAL teacher at Shekou International School in Shenzhen, China. Originally from the United States, he has a bachelor’s degree in Special Education from Miami University and is currently pursuing his master’s degree in Curriculum & Instruction with an ESL focus from the University of Virginia.
Prior to working at SIS, he was the learning support teacher at the Australian International School Bangkok. He also served on the SENIA Thailand Board of Directors acting as the organization’s Treasurer. Before working in Thailand he was an elementary ESL teacher at a local Taiwanese public school in Taipei, Taiwan.
Professionally, he is interested in support services delivery and organizational structures, strategies for students with Dyslexia, and finding ways of supporting students who have both language and learning needs.
Matt’s non-educational interests include cycling, badminton, hiking, fitness, reading, all things related to green tea, and trying out new cafes.