Meet the new members of the Primary School team!

Matthew Joost 00’, Physical Education Teacher

JoostMatt, a Prairie alumnus and “lifer”, joins us as a full-time faculty member and assistant coach for our boy’s basketball and tennis programs. He also brings his coaching skills and techniques from Carroll University where he served as an assistant coach for both the basketball and tennis programs. He earned his Bachelors of Science in Physical and Health Education.

Why education? Why Prairie?

I love working with students and being around people who want to learn and better themselves. The best thing about working in a school is teaching a new concept and seeing students succeed. I enjoy witnessing students do things they never thought they could do such as conquering a fear of heights, or developing a new skill set. I also love coaching and what I most look forward to, is working with the students at the high school level.

I went to Prairie as a student since I was three and could not think of a better place to start my teaching career. I am very excited for the opportunity to work at such a great school. I believe the greatest part of Prairie and many independent schools is the dedication from teachers; all students are set up for success.

PlaceAlice Place, Part-Time PS Spanish Teacher