Matthew Novak

International Educator

Work History

Work History
Aug 2014 - Present

Elementary Teacher

AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL                        Cairo, Egypt
  • Actively serving as a co-chair of the Elementary Writing Committee, leading reform in the school's writing curriculum and assessment framework.
  • Actively serving as chair of the Elementary Portal Committee, guiding elementary staff toward implementation of a school-wide technology initiative.
Aug 2012 - Dec 2014

PYP Teacher

AMERICAN PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL Chiang Mai, Thailand

PYP TEACHER CHIANG MAI, THAILAND Provided inquiry-based instruction to 2nd and 3rd grade students through the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme in a culturally diverse, international setting. Actively served as a member of the Learning Improvement Team, leading the school in curriculum review and adaptation of the Common Core Standards for math and English language instruction. Lead a variety of extracurricular activities, including coaching HS cross-country, U10 soccer, and the school swim team, sponsoring the Elementary Student Council, and teaching outdoor activities, a book club, and a baking club.

Aug 2008 - Jul 2009

Teacher

AMERICAN PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
GRADE 2 TEACHER Worked with the administration and colleagues to design and implement personalized behavior plans and IEPs for students with special needs. Served on the school's Writing Vertical Team to streamline and improve writing curriculum and instruction.
2002 - 2007

Founder,director

FOUNDER,DIRECTOR, AND HEAD COACH
Created and managed a successful neighborhood swim lesson program in order to meet a pressing need in the community. Provided small group swim instruction to children ages 2 to 10 years old. Trained and supervised high school-aged assistant coaches.
Aug 2005 - May 2006

Early Childhood Educator

TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER FOUNDER,DIRECTOR, AND HEAD COACH
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATOR KIRKSVILLE, MISSOURI, USA Co-taught with a team of teachers to facilitate cognitive, physical, social, and emotional growth to prepare local special-needs children to attend primary school.

Education

Education
2014 - 2015

M.Ed

ENDICOTT COLLEGE
2007 - 2008

M.A

TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY
2003 - 2007

B.A

TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY