Preparing Today's Child for Tomorrow's World

Preparing Today's Child for Tomorrow's World

Matthew Hughes

Assistant Principal
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School position:

Assistant Principal

Biographical Sketch: 

Although I grew up in Northern Colorado (Loveland), after my high school days I moved away to study in New York City. I then pursued opportunities to live overseas in England and also Japan, where I worked as a community youth organizer and as a teacher at various schools over a 20 year period. Over the past 14 years, I have served in Thompson School District and Poudre School District as a Program Specialist and Dean of Students. I have also been an Athletic Director and a Performance Arts Director during my career in education. 

Educational Background: 

Associates in Theater Studies: American Academy of Dramatic Arts, NYC, NY

B.S. Communication: Colorado State University (Global Campus)

M.S. Teaching and Learning: Colorado State University

Why I enjoy being an Educator?: 

I get to be a part of the one profession that creates all other professions!     

Favorite Authors: 

J.K Rowling, Mitch Album, John Grisham, James Michener 

Interest & Hobbies: 

I enjoy playing and watching sports, hiking in the mountains, and telling and listening to a good story.  

What I like most about my school?

1. I like that Johnson students are friendly and funny, and that they show Husky PRIDE!

2. I like that the Johnson community is thoughtful and supportive.

3. I like that Johnson staff is so dedicated and easy to work with.

Favorite Quotes: 

“Education is the most powerful weapon that you can use to change the world” -- Nelson Mandela

"It is our choices … that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities” (Professor Dumbledore) -- J.K Rowling

"That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse" (the last line from the poem, O Me! O Life!) -- Walt Whitman

PSD does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, age or disability in access or admission to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. A lack of English speaking skills will not be a barrier to admission or participation.