Mr. Matt Morningstar, Principal Holt Middle School


CELEBRATING OUR PRINCIPALS! Meet Matt Morningstar! This is Mr. Morningstar’s 27th year serving in education and his tenth at Holt Middle School. Mr. Morningstar taught 7th and 9th grade math, and engineering, and coached soccer before becoming the principal of Holt! Read on to find out MORE about Mr. Morningstar!!

Q: What would students and parents be surprised to find out about you?😮A: I started my career in education as a paraprofessional and a bus driver.

Q: What is one of your favorite go-to feel-good movies? 🍿A: My favorite go-to feel-good movie is "Home Alone"!

Q: What is your favorite memory as a principal so far? ✨A: The annual presentation of the Joe Holt Award. This award goes to a 6th-grade student who is an encouragement to classmates and staff and is committed to excellence during their time at Holt.

Q: What is your favorite dish from the cafeteria? 😋A: Chicken quesadilla and the salad bar!

Q: If you could pass on any wisdom to your students, what would you share? 🦉A: The decisions that you make now concerning learning and behavior keep your opportunities open in the future.

Q: If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? 🗺️A: Back to New Zealand!

Q: Is there a quote or saying that you live your life by? 🧬A: “Let your yes be yes and your no be no.” -Matthew 5:37