Matt Fyfe is a life-long Hoosier who was born and raised in a small farming community. His mom worked various jobs in schools – as an aide, in the library, and most recently as a bus driver. His dad worked 45 years on the railroad and supported their middle-class family with union benefits and pay. Matt’s parents taught him the value of working hard, the joy that comes from helping others, and the importance of standing up for what’s right.
Matt lives in Bloomington, with his wife and three children. Matt is a high school math teacher and serves as a leader in his local teachers union. He believes public education is a bedrock of our society, allowing the possibility for any student to achieve the American Dream. He strives for every student who walks into his classroom to succeed — to know that with effort and positive encouragement we can reach our goals and build a stronger community.
When school’s not in session, Matt and his family enjoy spending time outside – hiking, playing games in the backyard, or sitting around a fire. Matt also enjoys trying and learning new things, playing basketball, and cooking. The Fyfe family regularly attends a church in Bloomington to worship God in fellowship with others. Matt hopes to instill values in his children similar to those his parents instilled in him.
Matt’s experiences have given him a strong belief in the power of people to build a better world for themselves, their families, and their communities. Matt Fyfe knows that together, we can leave this place better than we found it.