Matthew Wunder, Ed.D.

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.  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.

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. Matt has taught graduate classes as an adjunct professor in educational leadership, school business, and school counseling. Matt holds a Master of Education degree, teaching credential, PPS credential in School Counseling, and earned his doctorate in Education Technology with a focus on service quality dimensions as indicators of school quality.

Matt serves on the Loyola Marymount University School of Education’s Board of Visitors and is a Pahara Institute Fellow, a one-year, cohort-based program that brings together high-integrity, values-driven leaders to reimagine public education. He was recently invited to join the inaugural class of the Google GSV Education Innovation Fellowship program. The Fellowship is designed specifically for top-level instructional district leaders who are committed to working at the intersection of technology and instruction to inform the future of education.



Matthew Wunder, Ed.D.
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