As the Executive Director of Portland ConnectEd, Matt works to bring together organizational leaders who are committed to creating an infrastructure and culture that supports Portland’s youth, Portland’s families, and the community at large. Starting Strong is also part of ConnectEd and is focused on the early-age component of ConnectEd’s mission. Matt is a former classroom teacher with wide-ranging experience teaching students from preschool through graduate school. He has a Master of Education from Antioch University of New England, in Keene, NH. He received his undergraduate degree from Colby College.