This week’s guest, Matt Dunbar, shares how developing the foundational and essential skills of our students is important for their future success in our local communities.
In this episode, we also discuss:
- Relationships and Cultural Competency
- Professional Growth culture
- And the Vision 25 Model
About Matt Dunbar:
As the East Hall Administrator at Benjamin Franklin Middle School, Matt Dunbar works daily to build lasting relationships through service, authenticity, and humor. A 2007 product of Franklin County High School, Matt returned in 2012 to teach World History and Government to 9th and 12th grade students. In 2015 he began his work with the Franklin County Public Schools Cultural Competence committee and helped to develop staff within that division through self-reflection and deep, intentional conversation. In 2017 Matt received his Masters from Virginia Tech in Educational Leadership and took an Assistant Principal position with Roanoke City Public Schools at William Fleming High School. While at Fleming, working under the incredible leadership of Archie Freeman, Matt used restorative practices to engage with students and better support the staff of Coulter Hall. He credits his year at William Fleming with developing him as a clear communicator and confident decision maker. After having a daughter in 2018 he returned to Franklin County as the 8th grade administrator at Benjamin Franklin Middle. While at BFMS, Matt has continued his work with the Cultural Competence committee, helped to develop the division’s Profile of a Graduate, and Franklin County’s Vision25. Matt is married to Kelly, a 2nd grade teacher at Lee M. Waid Elementary and the division’s 2021 Teacher of the Year. Matt and Kelly have a 4 year old daughter, Charleigh, 2 year old son, Palmer, and in June will have baby number 3!
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/MattDunbar_VT
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mattdunbar5/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/matt.dunbar.33
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