Matthew Jurgens joined the KAS middle school math department in 2015 and quickly moved into the position of department head. He received his undergraduate degree in Kentucky and later attended the University of South Florida, where he received his MA in Special Education. He is certified in math, history, and special education and has received certification in MYP Mathematics. A native of Kentucky, Matt spent most of his life as a Florida resident where he began teaching in 1988. His career has included owning his own tutoring company in Florida, serving as an online math tutor and teaching internationally in the Dominican Republic. He has a sports background as a coach and player, having attended college on a football scholarship. Matt shares his love of sports through coaching various teams at KAS. He feels Taiwan, Kaohsiung, and KAS are the best experiences of his life.