Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science, Youth Studies, University of Minnesota- Twin Cities Master of Arts, Teacher Education, University of St. Thomas Office Hours: Monday 3:30-4:00 Thursday 3:30-4:00
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 Bachelor of Science in Youth Studies from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, in 2001. In 2015, I acquired a Masters of Arts in 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 like spending time with our friends and family and caring for our animals. We also enjoy the outdoors, reading, listening to music, playing card games, 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 to visit! I hope to see you soon.
Hello, my name is Todd Ryan and I will be co-teaching with Mr. Shimon this school year. This is my first year working at Bruce Vento but I have been teaching for the last nine years. I taught English Langauge Learners in South Korea for eight years and then moved back to the United States last year where I worked as a guest teacher in various school districts. Currently, I am attending graduate school at the University of St. Thomas through the SUTR program where I will earn a master's degree in education.
Before I began teaching, I worked as an operation technician at Abbott Northwestern in Minneapolis. My wife and I have two daughters who enjoy swimming on their high school swim team. When I am at home I like to cook food and barbeque for my family and I like trying new foods too. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and hanging out with friends.
I am so excited for the school year and I look forward to meeting all of you. Feel free to contact me anytime!
SPPS HelpLine- 651-603-4348
Vento HelpLine- Use Google Meet to log in for help from Vento HelpLine staff between 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday.
- 10:00-11:00 -- VH10
- 11:00-12:00 -- VH11
- 12:00-1:00 -- VH12
- 1:00-2:00 -- VH1
- 2:00-3:00 -- VH2
- 3:00-4:00. -- VH3
Home Attendance Instructions- Here is a video to help you take your daily attendance at home.