June 1, 2020
A passion for geometry and a grandfather who was an educator are two motivators for Math Teacher and football assistant coach Matt Barabasz, who is heading into his fourth school year at Fenwick.
What is your educational background?
MB: I graduated in 2014 with a BS from Illinois State University in Secondary Mathematics with a Middle Level Education Endorsement. In 2019 I earned my MA from Concordia University (River Forest) in Educational Leadership Program. Right now, I am looking to begin a Doctorate Program in Educational Leadership; currently looking into Lewis University.
What did you do prior to becoming a teacher at Fenwick?
MB: Upon graduation from college I took my first teaching job at Saint Patrick High School. During my first year teaching, I also coached the sophomore football team and both varsity/JV track. The following year I was named the head sophomore football coach and head varsity track coach, which I continued to hold until I made my move to Fenwick.