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Matthew L. Reece

3103 Arlington Avenue
Davenport, Iowa 52803
Home phone: 563.324.8472
Cell phone: 563.940.2877
Email: mattreece@q.com

I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most importantly music, for in the patterns of music and all the arts are the keys of learning.

To be an enthusiastic, knowledgeable teacher of vocal music who inspires his students to express themselves creatively and emotionally, and to foster a positive and productive educational climate that contributes to the larger learning community.

Education: Professional Certification:
2003 Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 2002 Standard Elementary Teaching Certificate (Type 03)
         Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning          Illinois
           Music Endorsement
1997 Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa          Certificate #1961486
         Bachelor of Music Education (Summa Cum Laude)  
  2002 Standard Secondary Teaching Certificate (Type 09)
Additional Coursework:          Illinois
2007 World Music Drumming Level I (MUSED 783)          Music Endorsement
         University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee          Certificate #1961487
2008 World Music Drumming Level II (MUSED 784) 2009 ICE Certified Mentor
         University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee  
2009 World Music Drumming Level III (MUSED 785)  
         University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee  

Teaching Experience:

1997 - Present
Vocal Music Teacher for grades 6-12 at Riverdale C.U.S.D. #100 in Port Byron, Illinois. Achievements during my tenure include increased student participation in vocal music by 50%, initiation and development of a high school vocal jazz program, creation of original jazz arrangements for said program, and Superior and Excellent ratings earned at all levels of competition. I also expanded the general music curriculum to incorporate World Music Drumming as an integral musical and multicultural experience for each student in 6th grade.
Job Description

1997 - 2006
Assistant Musical Director at Riverdale High School in Port Byron, Illinois. Major duties and responsibilities included teaching vocal parts for annual musical theater production; assisting with casting, dramatic interpretation, and production details; and assisting with set design and construction.

Related Professional Experience:

2006 - Present
Director of Music Ministries at All Saints Lutheran Church in Davenport, Iowa.
Job Description

2003 - 2010
Adjunct faculty member at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Mentor for the Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning program

Experience with the following courses:

  • Classroom and Instructional Management

  • Instruction and Assessment for Diverse Classrooms

  • Action Research in Practice

  • Reading Foundations and Instructional Interventions

Professional Activities:

1999 - Present
Music Educators National Conference (MENC) and the Illinois Music Educators Association (IMEA)
    Choral Representative for IMEA District II (2003 - 2006)
    District II Choral Committee Member (2002 - 2003)
    Adjudicator for All-State auditions (1999 - present)

2003 - 2005, 2009 - 2010
School Improvement Committee at Riverdale High School in Port Byron, Illinois
    Offices held: Chair, Secretary

2005 - 2008
District Curriculum Committee at Riverdale C.U.S.D. #100 in Port Byron, Illinois
    Offices held: Chair, Secretary

1999 - 2006
Volunteer Choir Director at All Saints Lutheran Church in Davenport, Iowa


Who's Who in America

2004, 2002, 2000
Who's Who Among American Teachers

Outstanding Senior Music Student in Education, Wartburg College


Ron Jacobs Jim Boyd Lisa Dietrich
Superintendent Principal Pastor
Riverdale C.U.S.D. #100 Riverdale High School All Saints Lutheran Church
9624 256th Street North 9622 256th Street North 5002 Jersey Ridge Road
Port Byron, IL 61275 Port Byron, IL 61275 Davenport, IA 52807
309.523.3184 309.523.3181 563.359.9516
rj2145@riverdale.rockis.k12.il.us jb2111@riverdale.rockis.k12.il.us pastorlisadietrich@msn.com