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Welcome to Rolling Ridge! I have been at the Ridge since 2010, starting my journey as a Teaching Assistant, then teaching 2nd and 3rd grade for 4 years each. I am excited to be continuing my role of Instructional Facilitator of Technology, where I work with teachers and students to find innovative, effective uses for technology and pretty much any way we can teach and learn together. I am a big believer in Deeper Learning, providing all students (adults and children) with the freedom to choose their own path, pace, and topics to expand and better their world.
I graduated from Oberlin College in Ohio with my Masters degree in Early Childhood Education in 2010. I am originally from a small town in northern Indiana. I met my wife, Mrs. Harbert while teaching here at Rolling Ridge. We now have a 2 and half year old son, Rowan who loves to keep us on our toes and a second infant son, Gavin!
If you ever have any questions about my role, what's happening at Rolling Ridge, or just want to bounce some ideas around, please feel free to reach out to me here at Rolling Ridge by calling 571-721-0453, emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Tweeting me at mattharbert21 on Twitter.
(I'm the goofy looking one in the green shirt in the photo.)