Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Education/ Science Certification/St. Cloud State University

Matt Smith

I have been teaching for 15 years, all of them at Walt Clark. I originally started college as a business major, but realized right away it wasn't my passion. I thought back to high school and the classes I enjoyed, one of which was an elective where I was able to help tutor elementary students. I loved helping them and seeing the progress that they made so I knew that my path was to become a teacher. I am married and have 2 daughters.

I have very high expectations for my students and believe that everyone can create the future that they choose through education. Finding a passion and setting goals will help you achieve whatever you set your mind to. I also believe that it is very important to get involved with extra curricular activities in school which can teach valuable life lessons that will stay with you the rest of your life.
In my free time I love (especially football), gardening, and the outdoors. My favorite teams are the MN Vikings and Twins. I also do some woodworking mostly with reclaimed wood.
I have been the head wrestling coach at Walt Clark since 2007. I also have coached football at Thompson Valley for 10 seasons holding various positions. I have coached track at Walt Clark for 4 seasons