Degrees and Certifications:
BA in Chemistry / Physics (1999) MA in Education (2003) Certifications: DC (Chemistry) and DE (Physics)
Mr. Matt Hugo
I'm a proud lifetime resident of Genesee County and really enjoy working with all of the great students and staff at GBHS. I graduated from Swartz Creek HS in 1994 and then from the University of Michigan - Flint in 1999 with a major in Chemistry and a minor in Physics. I began my teaching career for the Flint Community Schools in 1999 and was hired by Grand Blanc in 2000. I've taught physics, chemistry, and physical science classes at Grand Blanc, and am currently teaching Modeling Physics and AP Physics 1. My understanding of how students learn and the incredible level of thought that they're capable of is always evolving. I am an advocate of moving slowly enough through the curriculum so that students can think on their own and form a mental model of how the world around them works - as opposed to simply teaching them an algorithm to solve applied math problems that they'll never see again. I'm also an advocate of giving students multiple chances to demonstrate that they understand and can apply a concept.