Matthew King

    • Member Type(s): Expert
    • Title:CEO
    • Organization:The College Principle
    • Area of Expertise:Education, Change, Leadership, College

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    My Expertise

      Area(s) of expertise: Education, Change, Leadership, College
      Summary of expertise:
      Matthew King is an educational change leader working with district and high school leaders to reimagine their high schools to increase student achievement and post-secondary success.

      He co-founded both EPIC Academy High School and OneGoal in Chicago; top-tier educational organizations serving our most challenged communities that significantly out-perform comparison non-profits.

      King most recently guided EPIC Academy from Chicago Public Schools’ warning to close list to a Level 1+ rating, the highest performance evaluation a school can earn. Despite district budget crises and serving one of the highest-need student populations in Chicago, King’s simple formula of positive energy, listening to feedback, results-orientation, belief in building teams, and work ethic led to growth and success for students:
      • ACT/SAT achievement growth ranked in Top 10% of Chicago high schools
      • ACT schoolwide average increased from 16.1 (860 SAT) to 18.1 (950 SAT)
      • Students earning college credit before high school graduation increased from 0% to 34%
      • Students winning scholarships increased from $2M to $8M
      • College enrollment increased from 51% to 81%

      King has 18 years of successful leadership, academic, operational, and turnaround experience and holds a B.A. from Miami University, M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction from Texas A&M, and M.Ed. in Administration & Supervision from National Louis University via New Leaders.
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