Brooke Matson is the Education Director at KSPS PBS. Before coming to KSPS, Brooke was the founding executive director of Spark Central, a nonprofit dedicated to igniting the creativity, innovation, and imagination necessary for people to forge the path to their best future. In 2016, Matson was awarded the Spokane Arts Award for Collaboration for innovative partnership projects. Brooke attended Gonzaga University where she received her M.A. in Educational Leadership through the Leadership Formation Program. A National Board-certified Teacher, she taught for eight years, seven of which were spent at M.E.A.D. Alternative High School mentoring youth facing adversity. Concurrently, she presented workshops to K-12 teachers in Washington and Idaho on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and integrating human rights concepts into curricula.
At KSPS PBS, Brooke forges partnerships with schools and community organizations to develop and implement high-quality after-school and summer enrichment programs that strengthen the literacy, STEM, and social-emotional skills of underserved students in grades PreK-12. She is frequently called up to conduct professional development for teachers across the state on how to use video to further educational goals.