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Matthew Ohlson – Jacksonville , Florida

Dr. Matthew Ohlson has been committed to improving educational outcomes and access to leadership development for students throughout the nation. Matthew has a Ph.D. in Educational Administration and Policy with a specialization in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Florida. He also received comprehensive leadership training from the New York City Leadership Academy and the Schlechty Principals Academy. His K-12 experience includes roles as a 15-year teacher and school leader in the Boston Public Schools and the Florida Virtual School. In higher education, Dr. Ohlson served as a clinical instructor at the University of Florida, Director of the nationally recognized C.A.M.P. Mentoring program and leadership facilitator at the Lastinger Center for Learning. Matthew is now faculty at the University of North Florida- helping to develop leadership policies and practices that will improve teaching and learning practices within area schools. His service leadership efforts include designing a computer donation program for poverty stricken families, helping to develop/evaluate a college immersion program for children of migrant farm workers in Southwest Florida and a virtual mentoring initiative to connect student leaders from around the world. Matthew has received recognition from the National Jefferson Service Awards, the United Way “Work of Heart” Award and the United Health Care Heroes Foundation.