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Matthew Treadway

Matthew Treadway, EdS, is the principal of Freedom Elementary School in Shepherdsville, Kentucky, where he led his staff in developing a collaborative culture centered on the three big ideas of a PLC.

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Matthew Treadway

Matthew Treadway, EdS, is the principal of Freedom Elementary School in Shepherdsville, Kentucky, where he led his staff in developing a collaborative culture centered on the three big ideas of a professional learning community.

Prior to his current role, Matthew also served as an assistant principal and special education teacher at both the elementary and middle school levels. He is passionate about equity, data-driven practices, and schoolwide systems.

In spring 2020, Freedom Elementary achieved status as a Model PLC School—a first for the district, and only the second elementary school in the state to earn such a distinction. A schoolwide focus on collaboration, the four critical questions of a PLC, and systems designed to ensure a guaranteed and viable curriculum have helped guide Freedom toward sustained high academic achievement.

For the past six years, Matthew has worked extensively with the Kentucky Center for Mathematics, which selected Freedom Elementary to be the host school for educators across the state to visit and collaborate. Matthew was also selected by the Kentucky Department of Education to serve on the Early Childhood Learning Roundtable, where he provided a voice for the needs of schools across the state.

Matthew earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Western Kentucky University, a master’s degree in learning and behavior disorders from Campbellsville University, and an educational specialist degree in instructional leadership and superintendent certification from the University of the Cumberlands.


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Presentations by Matthew Treadway

  • All Means ALL: Improving Achievement through Focused Interventions
  • Using Data to Drive Collaboration in a Professional Learning Community
  • How Common Formative Assessments Can Drive Student Learning Forward
  • Culture, Culture, Culture: How to Develop Collaboration in Your School or District
  • Developing a Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum