Matthew Jefferson is originally from Houston, Texas. He holds a bachelor’s degree in communication and political science from the University of Saint Thomas and a master’s in communication from the University of Oklahoma. He currently teaches 7th and 8th grade social studies at Garden Oaks Montessori Magnet, a position he has taken after spending 4 years teaching Upper Elementary Montessori at the same campus. He is also the data tracking and assessment specialist and lead social studies teacher for the campus. He became a teacher to have a positive impact on future generations and has been a teacher for 5 years in all. He was the mentor teacher for Heba Mokhtar from Alexandria, Egypt.