Matthew Westman

Faculty Information

Department(s)
Modern Languages
Title(s)
French

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Education

Degree(s)
BA, Middlebury College

Other Information

Employed Since
2018
Biography

Matt graduated from Middlebury College in 2009. He earned a B.A. in French and a minor in Arabic, graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He played varsity basketball and spent a semester in France at the Université de Paris. Matt was awarded the French department’s Stephen A. Freeman Memorial Prize and received the John M. McCardell Public Service Award for his work with the Addison County Special Olympics Basketball team.

In addition to his teaching at St. Andrew’s, Matt serves as the US Liaison Officer and Assistant to the Headmaster for Special Projects for King's Academy (Jordan). Prior to his current role for King’s, Matt taught French, coached basketball and volleyball, and ran a dorm on campus for three years.

Since 2016, Matt has designed and taught an innovative Arabic course for Global Online Academy. Matt works with 60 students around the world in a multi-level class that helps students build proficiency in Levantine Arabic through a mix of asynchronous and synchronous work. As a Learning Design Coach for GOA, Matt also helps to facilitate professional development workshops around the country.

He previously taught French at Groton School (MA).

In his free time, Matt loves to read, learn languages, play sports, and make art.