Matthew Woods has served over 12+ years assisting students, educators, and schools in a variety of roles. His professional experience includes being a high school social studies teacher, middle and high school assistant principal, middle school principal, director of student support services, adjunct professor, and field instructor at the collegiate level for student-teachers. Additionally, Matthew hosts an education podcast, Leading Out The Woods, and is an accomplished keynote speaker and educational consultant.
Matthew’s leadership and innovative approaches have led him to be recognized by numerous organizations including ASCD (Emerging Leaders Class 2021) and recipient of LG’s Happiness League Award. Matthew has earned a Bachelor of Science in History and Social Studies from Ferrum College, Masters of Education in Educational Leadership and Administration from Virginia Tech, a graduate certificate in Education Law and Policy, and an Educational Specialist in Middle Grades Education from the University of Georgia. Matthew is in the process of completing his doctoral studies in Educational Leadership and Administration from Radford University (with an expected graduation date of December 2022).