Matthew King is an education change leader working with district and school leaders to improve their organizations despite the inequities in our system.
Matthew has coached new, turnaround, and seasoned principals. On the district and school levels, Matthew has conducted 30+ intensive school reviews analyzing areas of success and improvement, led strategic planning processes including budget and organizational restructuring (school merger, redesign, next-level improvement, leadership transition, etc.), and worked with leaders to develop solutions and measures to increase achievement and post-secondary success.
King guided his high school to the highest Chicago Public Schools’ rating, despite district budget crises and serving one of the highest-need student populations in Chicago. King’s simple formula of positive energy, listening to feedback, results-orientation, belief in building teams, and work ethic led to growth and success for students:
• ACT/SAT achievement growth ranked in Top 10% of Chicago high schools
• Students earning college credit before high school graduation increased from 0% to 34%
• Students winning scholarships increased from $2M to $8M
• College enrollment increased from 51% to 81%