B.A. in Secondary Education and History from Boston College; M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, Moderate Special Needs from Boston College. Matthew began his career in education in Melrose, MA teaching history and special education for two years at Mystic Valley Regional Charter School. While at Mystic Valley, Matthew served as a coach of two sports and as student government advisor. He then spent two years as a special education teacher at Belmont High School, in Belmont, MA. In Belmont, Matthew continued work as a track and field coach, and also began service as a union representative for his building. Currently, Matthew is in his fourth year as SPED Teacher at Stamford High School in Stamford, CT and aspires to become a school building administrator of an urban school district in order to initiate change in narrowing the achievement gap, improving teacher development opportunities, and building stronger ties between school and community.