Why Matt Ran For the D200 Board
Elected to the Oak Park Public Library Board of Trustees in 2013, and having served as board president for the final two years of his four-year term, Matt offers the community an inclusive, collaborative and creative approach to the many issues facing the high school.
For nearly 20 years, on subjects spanning math, journalism, interpersonal communication, public relations, leadership and relationship-building, Matt has been a frequent guest speaker in classrooms ranging from grade schools to graduate-level college classes. He also bring a lifelong passion for education and its potential to impact individuals, communities and the world in powerful ways.
With his twin children entering Oak Park and River Forest High School in August 2017, the timing was right to shift his service from the library board to the District 200 Board of Education. Matt was elected to the D200 Board on April 4, 2017 and was sworn in on May 2, 2017.