Matthew Wunder, Ed.D.
Chief Executive Officer
Matthew Wunder is the CEO and a co-founder of Da Vinci Schools, an independent charter management organization comprised of three high schools, one K-8 home school-hybrid model, and college completion support programs. Da Vinci Schools are known for innovative work in college and career preparedness, real-world project-based learning aligned to workforce needs, and industry and higher education partnerships. Matt believes that close collaboration with industry and higher education partners and greater alignment among K-12 schools, colleges, and employers is needed to ensure students are prepared for college completion and 21st century jobs.
Matt is a member of the board of trustees of Talking Teaching Network. He has previously served on the board of trustees of Palisades Charter High School, on the Association of California School Administrators ACSA/CAPEA Committee, on the statewide CERTICC educational reform committee, and as an educational consultant for the California League of Schools, where he developed curriculum for school administrators and facilitated professional development sessions. As a faculty member at Loyola Marymount University, he has taught Business in Education, Leadership in Instruction, and Learning and Achievement to master's level students. From 2002-2008, Matt served as Principal of Wiseburn School District's Richard Henry Dana Middle School, where he led the school to becoming a California Distinguished School and a National Forum Middle School To Watch. Prior to working in the Wiseburn School District, Matt served as a school counselor in the Santa Monica-Malibu and Manhattan Beach Unified School Districts. Matt earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Arizona. He holds a Master of Education degree, teaching credential, PPS credential in School Counseling, and Tier I Administrative Credential from Loyola Marymount University. His doctorate in Education Technology was earned from Pepperdine University.