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Matt Young Receives SJP Teaching Honor

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Saint John’s Prep Math Teacher Matt Young has been named as the 2024 recipient of the Twomey Family Teaching Excellence Award. The honor, created and endowed by the family of Darla and Chris ’66 Twomey, recognizes the extraordinary commitment our faculty make to their students, to the school, to their discipline, and to their profession. Mr. Young  was nominated for the award by his colleagues and students. In addition to the recognition, Mr. Young will receive a $5,000 award.

Mr. Young received his award during our  A2E Scholarship and Community Day. Dr. Glomski gave Mr. Young the honors during the all-school breakfast. Mr. Young’s wife and children were among the guests.

Mr. Young teaches mathematics at Saint John’s Prep including Calculus, pre calculus and algebra at Saint John’s Prep. He joined the Prep faculty in 2021. He’s also served as  the varsity boys’ basketball coach.

Here are some of the comments students shared in the nominations of Mr. Young:

“Everyday Mr. Young comes to school energetic, happy, and excited about teaching – showing a deep love and passion for the subject matter. I found that I love this calculus after learning from him!”

“He knows not everyone learns the same way and works to find the best way for each person to learn – walking thru steps and concepts in a way that can be understood. I didn’t even know I could solve such challenging problems until I was in his classroom!”

“Mr. Young lives the Benedictine Values in everything he does….modeling what it means to be a good person in the classroom, hallways, weight room, and basketball court. He expects me to do the same.”

 “He cares if I learn the material. When he tells me he is proud of me, I know I accomplished something great.”

The Twomey Family Teaching Excellence Award values passion for student learning; inspiration, creativity, and innovation; and integrity, compassion, and excellence, each deeply rooted in our Catholic Benedictine values. Since its founding, Saint John’s Preparatory School has provided exceptional education in the Catholic Benedictine tradition. Our faculty dedicate themselves to the educational development and personal formation of our students – preparing them for meaningful lives of purpose, service, and achievement. 

Saint John’s Prep will begin our 168th school year on August 21 for grades 6-12. Saint John’s Prep is ranked as the top Catholic School in Minnesota in 2024.