Matt Tarditi joined the DVFS faculty in 2017. He teaches 10th Grade American History and the 12th Grade college bridge Sociology course. Matt brings over a decade of teaching experience to DV, and has spent a third of his career working with students who learn differently. He also serves as a faculty advisor at DV, and hopes in the future to become more involved in school clubs and athletics.
Q: Why do you like teaching at DVFS?
I was drawn to DVFS because of its culture of care, its emphasis on community, and its holistic attention to students, faculty, administration and staff alike. Additionally, I deeply appreciate the focus on the human development and skills instead of the more common emphasis on prescribed content.
Q: How is DVFS different than other schools where you have taught?
In most schools content is king, but here at DVFS, the healthy, holistic development of all is what truly matters.
Q: How do you help students with learning differences learn?
I help students with learning differences learn by listening to them, meeting them where they are, learning together, and adjusting and adapting in a dialogic relationship.
Q: What is a unique experience or talent or interest that you bring to your classroom to help shape the learning experience of your students?
I hope to bring my diversity of life and professional experiences inside and outside education to provide wisdom and guidance to students. Specifically, I have spent extensive time working and living in Latin America and teaching/learning at the university level, two tremendously impactful experiences for me, and ones that I hope to draw from in my classes and relationships with students.