Matt FosterIT Director
At WES Since: 2016
What is your philosophy on teaching?
I try to create a safe, inclusive environment for students where they can begin exploring what interests them.
What is one of your goals as a teacher?
One of my goals as a teacher is to help students become more self-reliant and learn how to advocate for themselves.
I grew up in Southern California and joined Teach for America after college. I was placed in the Mississippi Delta, where I taught for 3 years. I then moved to Kentucky and then DC, all the while teaching middle school English language arts. After 11 years of that, I moved into my current role here at WES. I enjoy playing softball, cooking, and trying to get our dog to listen.