Matt Fitzgibbons, Instructor of Spanish/English, earned his B.A. in Spanish/Sociology from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA in 1995 and his M.A. in Spanish from Middlebury College in Middlebury, VT in 2005. While still an undergraduate, Matt began his teaching career assisting adult learners of English in two different programs, and prior to graduation secured a position as an ESL Instructor/International Student Advisor at the Georgetown Preparatory School in greater Washington, D.C. Matt then decided to continue his teaching career as a Spanish Instructor at Xaverian Brothers High School in Westwood, MA, a school that during his lengthy tenure was ranked as one of America's Outstanding High Schools by the U.S. News and World Report. During the summer of 1998, Matt accepted a position at the Boston Institute of Intercultural Communication, where he taught courses in English Conversation, English Pronunciation, and American Music. After that summer teaching at the Boston Institute of Intercultural Communication, Matt decided that it was time to commit to a career in education, with a particular concentration in English and Spanish instruction, and enrolled in Middlebury College's Master of Arts in Spanish program.