Hi, I am Matthew Chen Blackshaw and I am originally from the Washington DC area.
I chose to move to Central Texas because I heard the weather was nice, and the people were even nicer.
I have been working with children for 15 years. It started with me coaching middle school basketball in high school, and working at my high school's basketball camp.
In college, I spent summers overseas in Ecuador and Haiti teaching English, dance, taekwondo, and chess.
During the school year, I was a youth pastor and worked at a tennis center.
After college graduation, I began working as a middle school health and physical education teacher and have been working as a Physical Education teacher ever since.
I chose GAP after experiencing the wonderful community during my interview and it being so close to my home.
I have two rescue dogs named Pumpkin and Rider who keep me very occupied.