Lacye MatejowskyCohort 6
Mentor: Dr. Craig Shapiro
Lacye Matejowsky has served Texas high schools for over 16 years. During this time, she has led as a teacher, Student Activities Coordinator, Instructional Coach, district professional developer, Assistant Principal, and currently as Assistant Principal – Dean of Instruction. She began her career as a high school teacher and debate coach. In 2008 she was named the National Speech Communication Association’s National Secondary Speech Teacher of the Year. As debate coach, Matejowsky led her school’s speech and debate program to more than double in size and earn national recognition as well as several UIL state championships. As Student Activities Coordinator, Matejowsky launched one of Central Texas’ first one hour lunch programs to embed school day supports for students as well as opportunities to connect each student with an extracurricular activity. This program became a model for others as Matejowsky presented her unique design at TASSP and hosted several site visits for schools around Texas. Matejowsky has launched three comprehensive instructional coaching programs resulting in increased academic performance for one of Central Texas’ most diverse, economically disadvantaged campuses leading the school from a C rated campus to a B in one year.
Matejowsky also serves in higher education, teaching Fundamentals of Human Communication at Texas State University- San Marcos and by supervising speech student teachers for the University.
Matejowsky’s most treasured role is that of momma to her two daughters. She also enjoys reading, running, Ted Lasso, and visiting family back in south Texas.