Hello. My name is Matthew Botticelli and I am a first year (going on my second as this is getting posted) English 2 teacher at Cedar Creek High School. I am a graduate from the University of Iowa's English Department. I have a deep love of literature (that crosses many genres) and an ongoing dream of getting published for my writing.
Previous to teaching I was a restaurant co-owner (with my brother, Andrew) in the city of Austin for 14 years. It was a labor of love and truly enjoyed being part of the strong restaurant community in Austin. I am grateful for the experience and the relationships it provided me. We decided to shut the restaurant down during the pandemic, but for a confluence of reasons.
I am so excited to be an English teacher. It has been a desire of mine since graduating college. I am so grateful for the opportunity.
I hope to pass on my love of reading and writing to my students, as well as, some of my other professional experiences.