To the Reader
Table of Contents To the Reader Professional Portrait Artifacts Action Research Portfolio Reflection


Thank you for embarking on the journey.

This portfolio is a virtual exploration of my past, present, and future as a professional educator. It offers a variety of ways to understand who I am as a teacher.

The portfolio was originally developed in 2003, as partial fulfillment of the degree requirements of the Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning (MATL) program at Nova Southeastern University. Since that time, I have tried to update it regularly in order to reflect my continuing professional growth.

The Professional Portrait section contains traditional credentials and documentation, including my résumé, job descriptions for each of my current professional responsibilities, my philosophy of teaching and learning, and my professional goals. This section offers a concise view of where I have been and where I am going.

The Artifacts section contains items or reproductions of items I have created for use in my classroom or other professional contexts. Each artifact has been successfully implemented in my professional life and is a demonstration of both growth and competence.

The Action Research section contains my most recent research project, which also completed part of the degree requirements of the MATL program. This project required significant time, research, and effort, and I am very proud of the results, both for my students and my own professional growth.

The Portfolio Reflection documents the process of combining the various parts of the portfolio and reviews the significant professional development demonstrated by the portfolio elements.

In this portfolio, I have attempted to include as much information about myself as a professional educator as possible, while retaining a well-organized and easy-to-navigate structure. This combination was created with you, the reader, in mind. If you have any questions or would like to speak with me further regarding my qualifications or the portfolio itself, please contact me via mail, phone, or email using the contact information from my résumé.

Thank you once again for taking the time to journey through my life as a professional educator.

Sincerely yours,

Matthew L. Reece

May 23, 2010