"The means is dialogue, the end is learning, the purpose is peace." ~ Founder Dr. Jane Vella
Matt Myers, M.S., has consulted, designed and taught courses on adult education theory and practice as a CDET across the US since 1994. In addition, he has designed and taught curriculum over the past 10 years on assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation and cultural competency as an associate with the Educational Development Center in Newton, MA and as the Lead Trainer for the Center for Health and Learning in Brattleboro, VT. Matt worked full time as a designer/trainer at the Vermont Department of Education and later helped create and lead a new academic and cross-cultural curriculum for 16 Vermont high school students to study in Ladakh, India.
As the Assistant Division Director for the Safe and Healthy Schools Team at the Vermont Department of Education Matt oversaw statewide grant programs including the Safe and Drug Free Schools, Service Learning, dropout prevention and tobacco prevention programs. He created comprehensive prevention programs at Vermont Technical College and Johnson State College; and completed a four year social marketing campaign/research project to enhance agricultural safety practices.
Matt has served on several statewide Boards such as the Vermont Educational Opportunity Programs, the Governor’s Alcohol/Drug Advisory Council, the Vermont Tobacco Review and Evaluation Board, The Woodbury College Community Prevention Program, The Vermont Service Learning Stirring Committee and the Vermont Association of Mental Health Counselors. Most recently, Matt co-founded the Vermont Internship Professionals Network, in his current position as Food Systems Intern Coordinator with the University of Vermont.
Matt believes that dialogue education is a critical practice for improving teaching and learning –and helping with personal and professional transformation.