Matthew Wunder

CEO & Superintendent

Da Vinci Schools

Dr. Matthew Wunder is the CEO & Superintendent and a founder of Da Vinci Schools, a Los Angeles network comprised of five high schools, a TK-8 home school-hybrid model, and a college and career program with 330 employees, 2685 students across 119 zip codes, and an annual budget of $39.8 million.Da Vinci Schools has earned global recognition as an education reform innovator, developing responsive new school models that incorporate college and career readiness, real world learning aligned to employer needs, and competency-based learning. Matt believes that greater alignment between K-12 schools, colleges, and employers is needed to close opportunity and skills gaps to ensure students are prepared to live happy, purposeful, and reliably sustainable lives. Matt is especially interested in building high-quality schools that overcome antiquated and under-resourced systems which often lead to education inequality. Matt was recently selected for the Pahara Institute Fellowship, a one-year, cohort-based program that brings together high-integrity, values-driven leaders to reimagine public education.Prior to Da Vinci, Matt served as Principal of Wiseburn School District’s Richard Henry Dana Middle School from 2002-2008, where he led the school to becoming a California Distinguished School and a National Forum Middle School To Watch.

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

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