My name is Matt Summers, and I will be one of the 4th grade ELA teachers at Madison Avenue Upper Elementary School. I am from Greenville, MS, but I recently lived in Oxford, MS for 7 years. My wife and I recently moved to this area, and we are planning to plant our roots here and make Madison our home as we bought a house here in December of 2019. I received my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education with endorsements in mild/moderate special education, English, and social studies. I received my Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in English. Both my Bachelor's Degree and Master's Degree were obtained from the University of Mississippi. I will soon obtain my Specialist's Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Mississippi as well. I served as a 5th grade ELA teacher in South Panola School District for three years. Prior to teaching in South Panola, my educational experience included substitute teaching in elementary schools and facilitating students with severe disabilities. Last year, I was the 5th grade special education teacher here at MAUE. I am exciting about joining this amazing 4th grade team, and I am looking forward to a wonderful and safe year here at MAUE.