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Matt Neal, Academic Team

Matt Neal graduated from Swarthmore College in 1998 with a major in English Literature, a minor in Education, and a Pennsylvania teaching license. After teaching for two years at a large public high school and another two at an elite New England boarding school, he obtained his Master’s in Education at Harvard.

Matt was the founding Dean of Culture & Operations at KIPP’s first high school, and he spent a year in Israel consulting on a project to bring a KIPP-inspired program to the Middle East. This path brought him to YES Prep Public Schools in 2008, where he served as a Dean of Instruction for two years before having the opportunity to open the ninth campus in the network: YES Prep Northside where he established the Accelerated Mathematics Pathway on which all of YES Prep is now basing its approach to serving its readiest mathematicians.