Matthew Hubbard has been appointed Assistant Principal of Herricks Middle School by the Herricks Public Schools’ Board of Education. He has extensive experience as an educator and school leader and will join the district from Arlington, VA.
“Mr. Hubbard has impressed us with his broad educational experience, knowledge and enthusiasm,” said Herricks Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Fino Celano. “We are excited to have him join our leadership team and believe that he will contribute to the excellent initiatives taking place at the middle school.”
Hubbard previously served as a specialist in the Arlington Public Schools’ Department of Teaching and Learning. He was a science specialist before taking on his most recent title of secondary teacher specialist. His responsibilities have been spread across 37 schools and programs during the course of six years and involved staff and administrator support, professional development, instructional and technical guidance and more.
Hubbard developed and implemented effective educational programs; he manages components of the student information system and learning management system, coordinates adoption of curriculum resources, revises and publishes the secondary program of studies, analyzes data and produces achievement reports. He previously specialized in providing support and mentoring to science teachers. Earlier in his career, Hubbard was a technology trainer of school district faculty and a science teacher at the middle school level.
Throughout his time in Arlington, Hubbard has led many professional development initiatives for staff members and contributed as a chairperson or member of multiple committees. He has also coached track and basketball and was awarded the DW Steele Chapter of the Air Force Association’s Aerospace Education Teacher of the Year in 2012. He was also recognized as an Outstanding Educator in science by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics in 2011.
Hubbard possess two Master’s degrees—one in math and science education from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and another in administration and supervision from the University of Virginia. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Pennsylvania State University. Additionally, two years ago, he successfully completed the Arlington Public Schools’ Career Advancement Program, which focuses on high-quality professional practice and leadership.
—Submitted by Herricks Public Schools