Matt MacVeigh


Matt MacVeigh
Allen High School, Allen, Texas
Number of Years Teaching: 2

Media you advise
Newspaper, Yearbook

Most unusual item in/on your desk?

Favorite deadline snack?
Animal Crackers

Nicknames your students have given you?
Mr. Mac, Brother Mattress, The Magic Bald

Superpower you’d want as a teacher?
Super Speed

Personal catchphrase or motto?
Y’all done with that yearbook yet?

What is the reason you love teaching journalism?
It is an incredibly multidisciplinary and diverse field that students should be able to find some aspect of journalism that sparks their interest.

Advice for other Advisers
Schedules and supervision are paramount because they will always procrastinate to the last minute.

What is the most important element to a successful program?
Honesty, trust, and the willingness to let students take charge of their learning while watching to ensure they take their learning in the right direction.

Describe your favorite lesson to teach.
AP Style, news elements and ethics.