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New Director of Innovation
Posted 07/02/2018 08:00AM

Welcome Dr. Matthew Treese 

The mission of Carrollwood Day School is to create entrepreneurial thinkers for a global society. Our goal is to help students discover and develop their own talents and interests and use these to better the world and themselves.

Matthew Treese, Ed.D. joins Carrollwood Day School today in the newly created position of Director of Innovation to help CDS further advance this vision. Head of School, Dr. Ryan Kelly, is pleased to welcome Dr. Treese and introduce him to the CDS community, "As a member of the Upper Administration team, he will provide strategic leadership in the area of innovation to develop school-wide innovation goals and action plans." He will also work closely with Jim Poulin, MS and US Innovation Integrator, and Tanya Layton, the Lower School Innovation Specialist, to collaborate with classroom teachers and identify opportunities to design and implement innovative teaching and learning throughout disciplines and grade levels.

Matthew Treese, Ed.D. I'm excited to be joining an amazing school community and working with everyone there. With innovation at the forefront of education today, it's a great time to be in a role at CDS where I can lead and collaborate in all areas, specifically STEEM. I'm equally excited to be working along side the new Innovation Integrators, where one of our goals this year will be to develop a comprehensive coding curriculum for PreK-12.

Dr. Matthew Treese comes to Carrollwood Day School from Wilkes University where he was an adjunct instructor for the university’s Master of Science in Education Program as well as a dissertation examiner for the Doctor of Education Program.

Dr. Matthew Treese is a 2005 graduate of Wilkes University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, Secondary Education concentration, and English as a Second Language specialization. In 2007, he earned his Master of Science in Education degree with a major in Instructional Technology. Matt earned his Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership degree with a major in K-12 Administration in 2012.  In 2016, he earned his Executive Chief Information Officer certificate from the Government Technology Institute at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology.

Dr. Treese started his career as a public school teacher and has also taught for Wilkes University's Upward Bound Program and was an adjunct instructor for Keystone College in LaPlume, PA, teaching in the Business, Management, and Information Technology Division. In 2010, Dr. Treese moved into school administration holding positions as Supervisor of English and Reading and Supervisor of Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology in the Cumberland Valley (PA) School District.

Matt and his wife, Natalie, recently relocated to Tampa with their son Aiden who will be entering 2nd grade at CDS this upcoming school year and their dog, Zoe. In his spare time, Matt enjoys spending time with friends and family, being outdoors (grateful to trade PA winters for Tampa winters), and being active.

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