Meet Team AISD

As a first-generation college student with a somewhat tumultuous childhood, I take pride in advocating for students who come from underprivileged backgrounds.

Matt Earhart

Position: 
AVID Teacher
Department/School: 
Anderson High School

Matt Earhart, AISD Teacher of the Year, teaches five sections of Advancement via Individual Determination and one section of Contemporary Issues at Anderson High School.

During the fall of 2008, Earhart requested to take over the uncertified and dilapidated AVID program. He started from scratch, recruiting a class of incoming freshmen from a feeder middle school, and nearly four years later, the Anderson AVID program has 122 students and plans to expand to 150 students this year.

Earhart grew up wanting to teach and spends his days inspiring students to follow their dreams. “Too many students face an uphill battle in their paths to success, and I find comfort through empowering these students to truly follow their dreams.”

He also is a National Board Mentor Teacher and Mentor Teacher for his campus, manages the Students as Teachers Program and continues to facilitate ample professional development trainings on how to best support AVID students.

While Earhart considers his roles in supporting underserved students as his most significant contributions to education, he also is proud of the work he has completed within social studies.

As the leader of exit-level TAKS preparation, Anderson High School has achieved 96%, 99%, 97%, and 98% passing rates in the last four years. Earhart will serve as the district’s nominee for the Texas Teacher of the Year award.

Learn more about the AISD Teacher of the Year Program at http://austinisd.org/salute/toy