Matthew Montgomery

Matthew Montgomery

Work History

Work History
Oct 2010 - Feb 2011

Primary Teacher

Palgrave Public School

Teaching Practicum (October 6th –November 3rd 2010)

Grade Two

  • Enhanced student academic and social growth by using varied teaching strategies and techniques for kinesthetic, auditory and visual learners.
  • Executed assessments for learning and assessments as learning in part of lesson plans and assignments.
  • Built an exemplary relationship with students, staff and parents creating an environment of progressive learning with inclusion of all parties.
  • Displayed commitment to knowledge of subject matter, teaching practice, implementing activities, managing students attention and communicating with the students.
  • Tailored lessons to ensure that every student feels a sense of achievement and feels valued as part of the classroom community.

Teaching Practicum (February 3rd –March 10th)

Grade Six

  • Created and designed unit plans that accommodated different learning styles in math, science and Language Arts.
  • Designed and implemented a novel study with a student led literature circle that focused on engaging creative discussions about the book; Where the Red Fern Grows.
  • Designed hands on science application about space, engaging and challenging students to think out of this world in creating their own space station and learning about life in outer space.
  • Orchestrated a grade 2/3 gym class, implementing lessons in basketball and floor hockey; taught by example using varied techniques (drills and games).
  • Displayed commitment and dedication by promoting and routinely utilizing recess and lunch breaks to work one on one with students who needed extra help.
  • Participated actively in ski days making sure students attending where safe and accounted for at all times – as well as assisted with grade 4 & 5 girls basketball during lunch breaks.




✓ I am dedicated and resourceful with a solid commitment to the social and academic growth of every student.

✓ I consistently remain flexible, providing differentiated instruction, ensuring that every child's learning styles and abilities are addressed.

✓ I have advanced interpersonal and communication skills and I foster meaningful relationships with students, staff, and parents.

✓ I am accommodating multifaceted and develop inspiring hands-on lessons that captures a students imagination and achieve success.


  • Certified by The Ontario Federation of School Athletic Association (OFSAA) for Coaching in Ontario Schools.
  • Attended the Ministry of Education’s Building Futures – Workshops in Assessment & Occasional Teaching.
  • Completed advanced writing development courses at the university level (Developing your Writing 101, advanced persuasion and rhetoric and creative writing.) - The University of Western Ontario.


Development CoordinatorJuly 2009 – August 2010

Free The Children

  • Organized and actively participated in youth empowerment programs and events.
  • Actively promoted youth empowerment bringing multi faceted character building opportunities to youth across North America.

Program Coordinator and Finance OfficerSeptember 2008- March 2009

Beacon of Hope Uganda - Mukono Town Council, Uganda

  • Initiated relationships with community members and held meetings to spread awareness and create interest in helping disadvantaged youth within and around the Mukono region.
  • Advised and educated the Chairman and local members on various projects to help promote a sustainable lifestyle that can bring a tangible difference in lives of those who participate.
  • Designed and implemented small youth empowerment projects enabling initially six disadvantaged youths with a healthier more sustainable lifestyle.


  • Enthusiastic and creative motivator bringing inspiration into the classroom.
  • Passionate towards building communities and connections for the betterment of all.
  • Enthusiastic about bringing character building initiatives into the classroom, developing students at a social and academic level.
  • Knowledge of diverse ethno-cultural communities and there importance of inclusion at the classroom level.