Executive Director, Cincinnati
Originally from Xenia, Ohio, Matthew (Matt) Kyle graduated from The Ohio State University with a major in Economics and thereafter earned his Master of Education from the Antioch University Midwest.
Matt began his educational career as a Teach for America Teacher and Hiring Lead. He transitioned into the classroom in 2014 as a 10th grade team leader and AP world History Teacher at IDEA College Preparatory Pharr.
In 2015, Matt was promoted to Assistant Principal of Instruction for IDEA College Preparatory Mission where we coached and managed 15 teachers in social studies, science and athletic department and was awarded the district-wide Core Value award for “No Excuses”.
Because of his success, Matt was accepted into IDEA’s Principal in Residence program in 2016, where leaders are prepared for the principalship role. In 2017, Matt was promoted to principalship at IDEA College Preparatory Mission where he led the campus to an “A” state-rating every year and hit 100% college matriculation. Under Matt’s leadership, Mission College Preparatory improved their school passing percentages on STAAR/EOC results by 16 points.
Matt is currently serving as a Vice President of Schools in the Rio Grande Valley. As such, he manages a portfolio of principals and coaches them to achieve the exemplar results he achieved as a principal.
In 2022, Matt will transition to Executive Director and launch IDEA’s Cincinnati region! Matt’s hope is to bring IDEA Public Schools and the unique opportunities it has to offer to Cincinnati and the state of Ohio in general.