Matthew Smith

Matthew SmithAssistant Mathematics Professor

Joined Beacon: 2019

Education Credentials
Bachelor Degree in Mathematics
Masters Degrees in School Counseling
Education Specialist Degree in Curriculum & Instruction

How did you come to work with students who learn differently?

I worked with students with learning disabilities as a paraprofessional and as a behavior technician. When teaching mathematics for middle school, I came across certain students with learning disabilities. It was challenging and rewarding at the same time because I was able to see students’ talents, intelligence, and growth. It was essential for me get them to see a perspective of their own by having a growth mindset as opposed to a fixed mindset.


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