Matthew DeWitt is originally from along the shores of Lake Erie near Cleveland, Ohio. He graduated from Saint Edward High School in 1992. From there he received an athletic scholarship to play football at Ohio University. While there Matt graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education (minor in Spanish). After teaching in Ohio for one year, Matt moved to Naples, Florida where he taught fourth grade and first grade for a total of five years.
He has been resident of Houston County since 2006 with his wife and two children. Matt taught fifth grade at Eagle Springs Elementary for seven years. In 2008 he was chosen as the Eagle Springs Elementary Teacher of the Year. In addition, he was also a 2008 recipient of the Channel 13WMAZ “My Teacher is Tops” award. During his time at Eagle Springs, he also earned his Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Argosy University.
In 2013, he was selected as Assistant Principal of Discipline at both Russell Elementary and Shirley Hills Elementary schools. He considers it an honor and a privilege to be serving and working with the staff, students, and parents of Shirley Hills Elementary.