Matt Callahan is a long-time educator whose experience spans from lower elementary through adult learners. He has taught in the US and abroad, and is an outspoken advocate for transformational education.
As the Associate Director for the Scott Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Matt Callahan brings his experiences teaching in multiple grades at Hillbrook, as well as schools in Portland, OR, and Tallahassee, FL. He holds degrees in Education, French, and History, with a B.A. in History and French from UCLA, an M.A. in French and Francophone Studies from UCLA, and an M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction from Bay Area Teacher Training Institute, University of the Pacific. He has taught 3rd grade, as well as English, humanities, writing, and civics at the middle school level, incorporating project-based learning and social impact projects into his classes. He is so excited about the new 8th-grade core class Social Impact and Leadership, in which students investigate their passions, explore and use interesting tools, hone their skills, and apply all this to respond to an issue in our world.
What matters to Matt: that every student has access to a transformative education, one that allows them to find relevance in their education and explore genuine opportunities to use that education for a purpose.