Coordinator of Educational and Assistive Technology
VDOE T/TAC at Virginia Tech
Matt serves as the coordinator of assistive and educational technology for the Virginia Department of Education’s Training and Technical Assistance Center (T/TAC) at Virginia Tech. His focus is supporting general and special education teachers, administrators, and therapists in finding and implementing low- to high-tech solutions and strategies for K-12 students with disabilities. Matt began his career in education as a special education teacher working with students with multiple disabilities in the Roanoke City Public Schools division and has also served there as an instructional technology resource teacher. He was recognized as Roanoke City's Teacher of the Year in 2014 and Virginia's Region 6 Teacher of the Year in 2015. Matt received a master's degree in special education from Liberty University and an adapted curriculum endorsement following coursework at Radford University. He holds a graduate certificate in assistive technology from George Mason University. Matt is also a certified Assistive Technology Professional by the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA).
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