Matthew Prochnow, School Design Coordinator
A native Ohioan and lifelong fan of Cleveland sports teams, Matt is acutely aware of devastating and prolonged failure. Far from a pessimist, however, Matt believes in working hard to do well, and he has committed the last decade to the underserved children in Philadelphia, his adopted home. Matt was a founding advisor at El Centro de Estudiantes, and graduating 24 students from his advisory is his proudest professional achievement. Matt has also served in several other positions at El Centro, including Co-Principal, and now he enjoys periodic work coaching Big Picture schools around the country. As the school design coordinator for the future Big Picture high school in the Sharswood-Blumberg neighborhood, Matt is building a school with the goal of equipping young people to break the cycle of poverty in their city. Alongside the best person he knows, Matt will be raising his newborn son in the age of LeBron James.
or find him on Twitter at @prochnowandthen.