Director of Academic Design & Integration
Also: Teaches Social Science
A.B., Political Science, Princeton University; M.I.T., Middle & Secondary Education, University of Washington
As EPS’s Academic Dean, Matt chairs the EPS Curriculum Committee and oversees the professional development process for faculty. He devotes much of his time and attention to promoting the school’s approaches to integration (finding connections between different disciplines and classes); inquiry (using deep questions to drive learning); and experiential education (creating relevant, hands-on opportunities for students inside and outside the classroom). Matt teaches Upper School courses in history and the social sciences. As an advocate for student choice he has proposed (and teaches) an array of electives in economics, media studies, urban planning, and political science. He is also one of EPS’s college counselors. Matt is a former Division I collegiate swimmer and Masters swim coach. Prior to joining EPS in 2007, Matt spent seven years teaching (history, political science, English, and media studies) and working as a small school facilitator at Edmonds-Woodway High School.
“My students know that they have an advocate in me, and whenever needed I am there to help them process and figure out their lives at EPS and beyond.”