"Education is the most powerful which you can use to change the world."
- Nelson Mandela
Matthew Larsen started his career at Brilla in 2013, serving as a founding teacher at Brilla College Prep Elementary. Mr. Larsen is now the founding school leader of Brilla College Prep Middle School, which opened in Fall 2017. He graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where he majored in economics and studied political science and business institutions. He holds a Master's in Education from Hunter College, with a concentration on special education. In his free time, Matthew enjoys exploring New York City, cheering on Chicago sports, and spending time with his dog, Teddy.