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Matt Weyer

  • Matthew

    Matt Weyer, MA

Graduate Researcher, Institute for the Development of Gifted Education
Phone: 303-871-2607
Email: m.weyer2@du.edu

Biography

Matt Weyer moved to Denver in November 2008 after receiving his M.A. in Educational Psychology from the University of Iowa. Upon moving to Denver, he spent the 2008-2009 academic year as a paraprofessional at Johnson Elementary in Denver Public Schools in addition to coordinating an after-school program in Brighton for Belle Creek Charter School. In April 2009, Matt joined the Denver Teaching Fellows and taught kindergarten for three years in SW Denver from August 2009-May 2013. Upon completion of his third year teaching, Matt enrolled in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (ELPS) program to pursue his Ph.D. at the University of Denver. Concurrent to studying and researching at the University of Denver, Matt has been interning at the Education Commission of the States (ECS) as a policy intern. Research interests include English Language Learners, academic and social resiliency, G/T students, and psychometric development. He is currently serving as a graduate assistant for the evaluation of the Ed.D. program in Gifted and Talented education at the Morgridge School of Education and also on a Gates Foundation project aimed to improve professional development for teachers in several school districts around Colorado. In his free time, Matt enjoys snowboarding, biking, trail running, hiking, camping, exploring the high country with friends, and volunteering at the Graduate School of Social Work’s Bridge Project in the South Lincoln neighborhood of Denver.

Education

  • Current PhD student, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, University of Denver
  • MA, Educational Psychology, University of Iowa
  • BA, Psychology, Minor, Spanish, University of Iowa