Matthew has been a part of the Middleton community since 2018. He is an experienced Educational Leader both in Melbourne and Singapore. He has a passion for lifelong learning which has seen him acquire a Bachelor of Education from Melbourne University, a Masters of Education from Monash University, a Graduate Diploma of Psychology from Monash University and a Graduate Certificate in Education (IB, PYP). He is a Google Certified Educator, Apple Teacher and graduate of Positive Neuroplasticity Training. Matthew is an active member in the broader educational context, from speaking at conferences, to authoring eBooks and mentoring teachers. Recent speaking engagements include the SJI Wellbeing Conference (Singapore), CSA State Conference (Victoria), Digicon and PESA (Melbourne). He has experience working with multiple curriculum models, and has spent time developing national curriculum resources for Australian schools as well being a consultant regarding 21st Century pedagogy across the state of Victoria. Matthew believes in a socio-constructivist approach to teaching and learning. He is driven by the desire to provide strong academic rigour, coupled with developing key dispositions and thinking routines that support students to be lifelong learners and compassionate citizens. Matthew’s ambition is to see all students flourish, through both academic and social/emotional learning. Personally, Matthew enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. He has a passion for travelling and living an active lifestyle. On weekends he can be found running, walking, swimming and playing sports with his children.