Fischler College of Education and School of Criminal Justice Undergraduate Selected as the Student Commencement Speaker at the Afternoon Ceremony

Matthew Zahorec

Matthew Zahorec, undergraduate student at the Abraham S. Fischler College of Education and School of Criminal Justice (FCE&SCJ), has been selected as the student commencement speaker for the afternoon ceremony on May 10. Matthew will be graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in exceptional student education with an ESOL Endorsement.

He states, “My goal in education is to help kids become a little bit better, kinder, and wiser than they were yesterday. The additional challenge is figuring out how to maintain that same growth pattern for myself. I can’t really teach it unless I’m living it. Consistent, small steps forward have led far beyond my own expectations for life and personal assumptions of what I can do. I want to share that possibility with the kids I get to teach.”

Upon graduation, Matthew will start his role as a fifth grade teacher and health coordinator at Creation Village Preparatory School in Celebration, Florida. As a fifth grade teacher he will be responsible for the planning, teaching, facilitation, and oversight of a group of young learners. As the health coordinator, he will be collaborating with administration to oversee the planning and implementation of the PE, health, and character development programs.

In addition, Matthew is looking forward to a two week Disney vacation with his fiancé and soon to be in laws, as well as his upcoming wedding.