Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science, Youth Studies, University of Minnesota- Twin Cities, December 2001 Master of Arts, Teacher Education, University of St. Thomas, July 2016
Mr. Matthew Shimon
Hello! My name is Matt Shimon and I am a Kindergarten teacher at Bruce Vento Elementary School. Welcome to my classroom web page.
I have been employed by St. Paul Public Schools since 1998. During this time I have had the privilege to work with a variety of age groups, including: pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, 1st grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade. From these experiences, I feel I have gained a better understanding of my students, both socially and academically. Education means the world to me and I love learning with my students as they grow and change throughout the school year.
I obtained a Bachelors of Science in Youth Development and Research from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, in 2001. In 2010, I acquired a Masters of Arts in Teacher Education from the University of St. Thomas. I continue to seek out learning opportunities to build my knowledge of the classroom and the learners with whom I work.
In my personal life, my wife and I have been married since 2001. We enjoy spending time with our friends and family and caring for our animals. We enjoy the outdoors, listening to music, and watching action movies.
As a teacher, I view the classroom as a workshop that needs the entire community in order to function optimally. With this in mind, please know that you are always welcome! I hope to see you soon.