ceo and superintendent
Da Vinci Schools
Dr. Matthew Wunder is the CEO/Superintendent and a founder of Da Vinci Schools, a Los Angeles charter network comprised of five high schools, a TK-8 home school-hybrid model, and a college and career program with 315 employees, 2500 students across 122 zip codes. Da Vinci Schools has earned recognition as an education reform innovator, developing responsive new school models that incorporate college prep and completion, career readiness, and real world learning aligned to employer needs, and competency-based learning. Matt believes that greater alignment between K-12 schools, colleges, and employers is needed to close opportunity and skills gaps to ensure students are prepared to live happy, purposeful, and reliably sustainable lives. Matt is especially interested in building high-quality schools that overcome antiquated and under-resourced systems which often lead to education inequality. Prior to Da Vinci, Matt served as Principal of Wiseburn School District's Richard Henry Dana Middle School from 2002-2008, where he led the school to becoming a California Distinguished School and a National Forum Middle School To Watch. Matt has taught graduate classes as an adjunct professor in educational leadership, school business, and school counseling.