Dancing for the Space CoastMATT SUSIN
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2022 Dancer – MATT SUSIN
Matt Susin is a proud husband and father of five children who has dedicated the last seventeen years to Brevard Public Schools as a teacher, citizen, and School Board Member. Matt’s unique multifaceted experience comes from being an award-winning teacher and coach, a successful businessman in the community, and a result-driven school board member.
For close to a decade Matt taught hands-on and high-energy lessons in his American History and American Government classes. His lessons and tactics in class caught the eyes of his peers and he was honored with Beginning teacher of the year for the state of Florida, National Teacher of the Year for the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Walmart Teacher of the Year, and Social Studies Teacher of the Year for Brevard Public Schools. As a coach, Matt thrived through motivation and team building for multiple sports and was honored as Brevard Public Schools Coach of the Year for taking a wrestling team to an undefeated season. As a teacher, Matt fought with his students and passed the All American Flag Act making all flags in government buildings to be made in the United States.
After a successful teaching career that spanned almost a decade, Matt moved into the private insurance sector and then ran for school board. As a school board member, Matt was successful in introducing many new programs including welding, manufacturing, construction, and aviation, and delivered the largest youth jobs program in the country. Maintaining a strong fiscal budget Matt has paid down over 100 million in debt, cut 27 million from the operating budget, and aligned programs to support the teachers and students in the classroom. Matt has earned a reputation as a man of the people for his votes from the dais and actions in his community. Results, not rhetoric define Matt as he successfully takes on challenges not based on what is easy, but on what is right. Leaving a legacy that will long outlive him.