Professional Biography

Matthew Oswald Ozolnieks
3739 NW 35th Street, Coconut Creek, FL 33066

Date of Birth:      –/–/—-
Place of birth:
Citizenship:        USA
Visa Status:        N/A
Sex:                  M

Optional Personal Information:
Marital Status:    Married
Spouse’s Name:   Jamey
Children:            None

Current professional goal is to obtain a position that allows me to work with instructors in helping them better understand the tools and techniques at their disposal.  In the role of Technology Integration Specialist, I look forward to working closely with instructors to find tech solutions that build greater efficiency into their courses.

I am committed to the implementation of 21st century learning tools and techniques in the classroom and reflect this interest in working collaboratively with colleagues in these pursuits.  Of particular interest is the potential benefit that mobile technology promises to offer instruction across the spectrum of education.

Educational Expertise

My classroom experience spans positions in two schools: Central Florida Christian Academy (Ocoee, FL, 1998-2009), and Calvary Christian Academy (Ft. Lauderdale, FL 2009-Present).  I also served as adjunct professor at Luther Rice Seminary (Orlando Extension Center, 2000).  I am a seventeen-year veteran teacher with experience instructing numerous courses.

These courses include:

U.S. Govt /AP GOPO    1998-2008, 2015-Present

AP Capstone/Seminar 2016-Present

APCapstone/Research 2017-Present

French I                       1998-2008, ’09-Present

French II                      1999-2009, 2010-Present

French III                     2000-Present

Geography                  1998-2004, ‘09

World History              1998-2004,2008

American History        1998-2004


Economics                    1998-2008

Business Math             2005-2008

Bible                            1998-2000,‘07-‘09

Life Management         2005-2008

Writing I                        2004

Writing II                       2004

Speech                         2005

Logical Thinking SS      2009

Radio Production         2009-2012


Beyond the classroom, I have served as class sponsor six years, staff mentoring coordinator, a Yamaha certified Audio-visual tech for chapel, special programs and sporting events, announcer at school sports events, student trip coordinator (Washington, D.C. 2007, NYC 2008, Paris 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013).

My wife who is a 3rd grade teacher and I are very actve in missions and enjoy sharing our experiences with our students.

Professional Experience

I have spent time within the political arena.  From 1994-1998 I served as a campaign consultant and campaign manager in numerous races across Florida.  Races included local city council seats to Congressional campaigns.  In 1996 I managed the State office for a presidential campaign.  I also served on the District Staff of Congressman Dave Weldon (R-Melbourne, FL).  In this role, I oversaw cases involving the state’s largest veteran’s community and numerous other areas of constituent services. I also served as the State Legislative Director for a large social issues group.  In this capacity, I designed and implemented the state strategic plan in coordination with legislators, staff and other organizations.  Legislative victories included  the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act of 1997, the Choose Life license plate (1998), and the Woman’s Right to Know Act of 1998 among others.

Education and Training

I am a doctoral candidate (Ed.D. Curriculum and Instruction) expecting to defend my dissertation in 2018. I hold a M. Ed in Educational Technology and Online Learning (Liberty University, 2012), a Bachelor’s degree in Communications Management (Liberty, 1990) and a  Bachelor’s in Religion (Liberty, 2010). I completed Armor Officer Basic Course (Ft. Knox, KY, 1991) in which organizational behavior and group motivational skills were enhanced. I currently hold a lifetime teacher certification with ACSI.

  • Member of CAEP (Program reviewer)
  • Member in ISTE.
  • Member in the American Council for Teachers of Foreign Language (ACTFL)
  • Member in the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF)

On a personal note, I am a husband of one woman (Jamey) for over 21 years.