Early childhood through grade 12

Hawthorne Valley Association

Matt has worked at Hawthorne Valley for over 20 years and has been teaching farming and gardening classes at the school for the past 9 years. He is currently the Co-Director of Children’s Programs at Hawthorne Valley’s Place Based Learning Center where he coordinates the Visiting Students Program and Summer Camp, manages the children’s garden, and oversees waterfront safety at the pond. Matt came to Hawthorne Valley from another educational farm in California while pursuing an interest in Waldorf education and biodynamic farming. Matt’s interest in place-based learning was cultivated while studying Sociology and Environmental Studies at the University of California San Diego and leading trips in the California wilderness. In his spare time, Matt enjoys mountain biking, ultimate frisbee, and spending time with his family.