Head of School
Independent schools have always been a part of Matt’s life. Starting as a student at Greenhill School in Texas, Dr. Rush has experience at NAIS schools in Virginia, Tennessee, and North Carolina as a teacher, advisor, coach, parent, and administrator. Over his career, he has demonstrated a passion for the value that independent schools provide students.
Matt is a graduate of the Greenhill School in Dallas. From there he earned his Bachelors degree in English & French from Texas A&M University. Dr. Rush continued his education by earning a Master’s in Educational Leadership in the Klingenstein Program for Private School Leadership at Columbia University, and then his Doctorate in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Organization from Vanderbilt University.
Rush has co-authored a chapter in a book about homeschooling in the United States, been an author of numerous articles about independent schools, and presented many times at the NAIS Annual Conference. Matt’s professional interests include school leadership, studying the art of teaching and learning, and integrating technology into the classroom.
Matt enjoys anything related to baseball and has coached at both the Division I, Division III, and Olympic levels. Matt and his wife Lacy have four children (Eryn, Michaela, James, and Katherine) and three dogs (two Great Danes named Griffey and Sophie, and a birddog named Jackie).