Beginning his sixth year as part of the Physical Education staff of DAPER is Matt Breen. His duties include serving as an instructor for beginner and intermediate level courses for individual and team sports, fitness, as well as health and wellness courses. His responsibilities also involve equipment purchasing and management for all physical education courses along with assisting in a variety of administrative duties in during peak times in physical education.
Prior to joining the MIT staff, Breen was a member of the staff at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, New York, where he served as a physical education instructor from 2004-2012. While there he created lesson plans, syllabi, research assignments, and examinations to administer to classes consisting of up to 30 students and evaluated student progress using fitness assessment and skill testing. Breen also assisted in the development and creation of a new textbook offered for Introduction to Physical Education courses through McGraw-Hill Higher Education Create.
Breen completed a BS in business administration from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in 2000 and a M.Ed. in physical education from Springfield College in 2003. While a student at MCLA he participated on the baseball team and then served as a graduate associate for the baseball team at Springfield College.