Matt Bourke2018-05-29T14:14:00+00:00

Matt Bourke

Summer Intern

Matt joined K&A in June 2018 as an undergraduate intern; he is preparing to begin his fourth and final year at the University of Missouri, where he is completing his bachelor’s degree in secondary language arts education. During his time at Mizzou, he has served as President of the Residence Halls Association, Student Assistant to the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies, and a supervisor for eight different residence halls over the course of two summers. Matt hopes to continue his education one day by pursuing advanced degrees in educational leadership, working towards the improvement of schools and student learning spaces.

Some of my highlights

I believe world change comes through global education. My duty as an educator is to prepare our future citizens to go out and impact both their own worlds and the world at-large. I hope to design and improve curriculum to include a multicultural, multidimensional view of society through literature, teaching my students to view the world from multiple perspectives and angles. I hope to develop schools to make students feel accepted, included, and cared for on a variety of fronts. I hope to lead schools in a direction of new-thinking, strategic problem-solving, and intentional action. I hope to change the world by empowering our future.

Though I’ve taken many classes that have changed the way I think, one course that stands out for the profound impact it had on my education was Inquiry into Schools, Community, and Society I, which explored education, its inequities, and how those can be counteracted through culturally-competent and -relevant teaching. It was through this class I was able to meet a mentor of mine and intern for a non-profit dedicated to advocating for the marginalized students in the Columbia Public Schools system. I have the opportunity to take ISCS II in the fall and can’t wait to see what more I can learn.

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