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Matthew posing in cap and gown beside a stone UK statue
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Matthew majored in Spanish—which he plans to teach—with a minor in Coaching at the University of Kentucky.

Some Fun Facts About Matthew

  • Theme Song: La Bamba (Ritchie Valens)
  • Happy Place: The soccer field
  • Favorite Word in Another Language: Café con leche (coffee with milk)

What's next following graduation?

I have started my teaching career at a high school in Lexington!

What are you most excited about when you think of your future classroom?

Creating a safe and respectful environment in which we can have a positive learning space for the students to be excited to learn a new language.

What activities or experiences would you say have most prepared you to enter the classroom or profession?

Observing different teachers and students. When shadowing different classes I got to see lots of different methods that teachers used to best help their learners. I also got to observe the students and see how they engaged with the material.

You’re invited!

  • Explore the Teacher Scholarship Program and refer aspiring teachers in your network.
  • Hear reflections from Matthew and fellow graduates in a short video!
  • Share your #LanguageDream on social media @LangConnectsFdn.