Since 1984, I have worked as a proud California public school educator.  I live in Malibu with my wife and younger son, and  I work as the Superintendent of the Manhattan Beach Unified School District.  I love talking, writing, and thinking about parenting, public education, family, all things California and Arkansas, bicycling, swimming, cooking, bbq smoking, Evernote, and Big Green Eggs.

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  1. Dear Dr. Matthews,

    Thank you for writing very thoughtful articles. Your article on “Creating a Culture of Inclusion” was very insightful. I agree with your article in its entirety. You are right about Middle School children, but they are difficult to change at their age. They were the same when I was in middle school in 1912-1913. At that time Middle School was for 7th and 8th graders only. I still feel it should be only for those two grades. I think it will always be a difficult age group and I don’t think the 6th graders are ready for Middle School and for the testiness of the 7th and 8th graders. Their teachers can hardly manage them. Thank you for addressing this problem.


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