About Matt

Matt Townsley has over a dozen years of educational experience as a high school math teacher and district administrator.  Through conferences, professional development and workshops, Matt has consulted with thousands of teachers and administrators across the country on the topics of assessment and standards-based grading.  In 2017, Mr. Townsley was named Iowa’s Central Office Administrator of the year and in 2014, he was recognized as an ASCD Emerging Leader.  Matt’s writing has been published in journals such as Educational Leadership (ASCD) and School Administrator (AASA). He has been featured or quoted on CNN.com, California public radio, the Center for Digital EducationEducation Week, and a number of other media outlets.

In addition, his experiences include serving on the Iowa Department of Education’s Competency-Based Education Task Force, teaching graduate-level educational leadership courses, and reviewing book manuscripts for educational publishers.  Personal hobbies include running, reading, and keeping up with technology innovations.