Matthew Joynt began teaching in public education in 1999. Prior to being appointed to the position of superintendent of schools in the Mequon-Thiensville School District in July 2017, he served as the assistant superintendent of educational services in the Mequon-Thiensville School District for four years. Dr. Joynt holds a master's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He recently completed his doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
He is a Wisconsin State Certified Teacher and has taught at the elementary level and served as an assistant principal and principal at high performing high schools in the Milwaukee area.
Matthew has extensive experience working to engage students, capitalizing on opportunities to embrace diversity, and facilitating change and continuous improvement efforts within organizations located in metropolitan areas. It is his goal to improve school performance, and Matthew has led school reform at elementary and secondary schools improving teaching and school culture to promote academic growth and help students embrace lifelong learning.
My professional goal is to be a district administrator and instructional leader in a strong and effective public school district focused on student success. To achieve this goal I believe that my leadership must:
- be driven through high expectations (goals and benchmarks) that are shared by all and monitored and assessed consistently.
- include communication among students, staff, parents and community members that provides for a positive school environment and decision-making focused on student learning.
- provide the means to make success a choice for all students and staff alike; then use accountability measures to ensure such success.
- utilize evaluation of data sources and assessment of current practice to promote continuous improvement for students, staff, and the organization.