carlo Matthews

Favorite Quote:

“Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.”

“The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.”

-Oscar Wilde


Name: Carlo Matthews

  • 6th Grade English Teacher, ELL
  • Years in Education: 30

department: English


  • Degrees: BA in English/University of Puget Sound, MA in English Teaching/The College of New Jersey
  • Certifications: Secondary Certification/The College of New Jersey
  • Professional Experience: MS 6th -- 8th / HS 9th -- 12th


I graduated from ACS, returned to work years later, and am now coming back a third time. Something about this place!

I gravitated towards teaching when I discovered the sense of mission and hope it inspires. I am proud to say I have never had a 'bad' class or one in which learning did not take place, usually in students and myself.

I enjoy making music and cooking, which are basically the same thing with different utensils and sometimes in the same place.

I used to think Gatsby was a character to emulate until I read Catcher in the Rye, and now I ask myself ‘what would Holden do?’ when I’m in doubt.