Lincoln Middle,

an IB World School

Matt Hughes

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Office: (970) 488-5713
About Me
Biographical Sketch: 

This is my first year at Lincoln and I am very excited and happy to be at such an amazing school. Although I grew up in Northern Colorado, I have also lived in England and Japan, where I worked in schools and developed youth exchange programs. For the past eight years, I have been working at Thompson School District in Loveland. I worked four years at Walt Clark Middle School and then four years as a district wide Program Specialist focusing on Restorative Practices, graduation rates, student advocacy, bullying prevention, and youth mental health awareness. My wife Nadine is originally from New Zealand, and we have two children at Rocky Mountain High School.

Educational Background: 

Associates in Theater Studies: American Academy of Dramatic Arts, NYC, NY

B.S. Communication: Colorado State University (Global Campus)

M.S. Teaching and Learning: Colorado State University

Why I enjoy teaching: 

I enjoy working as a dean because I get to help students discover solutions for success. 

Favorite Books: 

The Harry Potter Series

"It is our choices … that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” – J.K Rowling

Interest & Hobbies: 

I love technology and I am waiting for the day when I can travel around through teleportation, or at least get to Lincoln and back by jet pack. I also love learning about different culture's customs and philosophies for life. My current favorite is from Japan and it's called, "Kintsugi". I also enjoy playing and watching sports and going to a good movie.  

What I like most about my school: 

I have three big LIKES about Lincoln...

1. I like that the Lincoln community is strong and caring.

2. I like that the students have dreams.

3. I like that staff members are driven to make those dreams a reality.  

Favorite Quote: 

“Education is the most powerful weapon that you can use to change the world” -- Nelson Mandela