Welcome to World Geography and Digital Media
This is Mr. Matthew Wright and I teach at Advantage Academy Grand Prairie East High School.
I am both the Human Geography as well as the CTE course Digital Media High School Teacher For 9th thru 12th Grade. My purpose is to make sure the students are both prepared for both their History academics as well as to understand what the knowledge of Photoshop, camera usage and to work the software for Adobe Creative Suits to help enhance their computer design skills that they may use for their future careers.
I have a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Texas at Dallas. I am certified in both Social Studies Composite 4-8 and 7-12 respectfully. I have a passion for history and also I am in the Texas Army National Guard and served the military for 15+ years. The Digital Media class I have over 10 years of experience due to that I work as a Public Affairs Specialist (10+ years) in the military. I use those backgrounds to help mold and teach the students both the basics of Digital Media but also draw from my experiences being overseas and have traveled the world that I can draw upon to teach World (Human) Geography.
As part of my extra curricular activities, I help with being an adviser for the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) as well as the head of the Yearbook.
My biggest focus for these students is not only to teach them the knowledge for them to pass tests to move on to the next level, but to empower them to have the tools to make critical thinking skills for them to use when they go into the real world.
I love my job and I also appreciate that I too can learn from my students as they learn from me. I am always available and hope that I can team up with parents to ensure their children not only pass, but learn and understand and draw an experience to use in their lives as they grow.
If you need to contact me I am available any time.