All Kinds of News for May 04, 2016
We are pleased to announce that Matt Smith has joined the leadership team at Gateway Academy and will serve as our new Academic Director. Matt comes to Gateway with extensive experience as a leader in educational settings, including three years as Academic Director at the Oakley School from 2010-2013. Matt's other leadership and educational experiences include: the development of a bridge year program for high school graduates that combines academic studies with outdoor experiences, serving as the Partnership Director of College Readiness and Completion for United Way of Salt Lake. running outdoor academic programs, and classroom teaching in the natural sciences and the humanities.
Matt believes in forming and sustaining a strong relationship with each student. He does this through honest conversations with students about their academic work as well as holding a deep belief that all students can succeed. He builds relationships with colleagues and students through meaningful interactions that build trust and respect, and invite others into the world of curiosity and learning. A native of New York City, Matt moved to Utah from California in 2010 with his wife and two young children. He enjoys spending time outside with his family and friends playing in the mountains of Utah and supporting his children in their athletic pursuits of soccer and swimming.
As we welcome Matt, we will be saying goodbye to our colleague Sydel Greco- Morris at the end of this school year. Please join us in thanking Sydel for her hard work and exceptional dedication to our students and their families! Matt joins a talented and dedicated teaching team that Sydel helped build, and together, they will continue to provide outstanding academic direction, services and growth to our students and their families.
Gateway Academy (UT) is dedicated to the healthy development and healing of adolescent boys and their families. We provide a safe and nurturing environment through five integrated programs: Therapy, Academics, Community, Outdoor Education and Fitness. With integrity and respect, we help students feel empowered and valued, build healthy relationships, make thoughtful decisions, develop life skills, become life-long learners, and achieve their personal best.