matt simpson Middle school teacherHello awesome IVLA students!  My name is Matt Simpson. I am a high school success coach for IVLA. I have been in education as a teacher, advisor, athletic coach, and mentor teacher for over 10 years! I am certified to teach in 8 states currently and have taught and worked in high school education all my career in education in PE, Health, Electives, CTE, and more. I live in SUPER sunny Arizona. I have 4 kids, two of which are adopted; Destiny – 13, Sierra – 11, Graham – 7, and Natalie – 6. I am into all things active, athletic, and challenging. One of the most extreme things I have ever done is Skydive in Oregon, Hood to Coast Marathon run (Cascade Mountains to the Pacific Ocean), and cliff jumping in Idaho. Most days I spend working, working out, and walking my little Chihuahua.