Matt Ronan

Roles at St. Paul's: Second Grade Teacher, Chapel Leadership Team, Summer Camps

Years in Education: I started teaching music lessons about 30 years ago and taught one-on-one to students from Kindergarten through adults. I also taught marching band design and instruction for regional high schools and KU. After a few years as a stay-at-home dad, I went back to school for elementary education.
Years at St. Paul's: 11 years as a parent; I'm in my seventh year full year of teaching

Educational Background: BA Philosophy (UMKC), Masters of Education (Rockhurst University)

Favorite Book: The Wee Free Men (and sequels) by Terry Pratchett

Favorite Charity: KCUR

Favorite Quote: "There are three ways to ultimate success. The first way is to be kind. The second way is to be kind. The third way is to be kind." - Mr. Rogers

Favorite St. Paul's Tradition: Singing during Monday Chapel in the Early Childhood Center - it's the best way to start the week!

Why St. Paul's? I first came to St. Paul's as a parent needing to find a home for my own kids. As soon as I experienced the things happening here I knew I needed a life change. I always imagined myself teaching middle or high school someday, but the light bulb went off and within months, I was back in school on a new journey. Luckily for me, the only place I wanted to teach after graduation had an opening! It's my goal to create a positive, loving environment, filled with wonder and discovery, art and music, math and science, creative thinking and exploration of the wider world. St. Paul's Episcopal Day School is a place that uniquely provides me with that teaching home.
As a member of the St. Paul’s community, I pledge to be honest, to respect others, to take responsibility for my actions and words, to be kind and inclusive, and to help others do the same.
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