Matthew Larsen started at Brilla in 2013, serving as a founding teacher at Brilla College Prep Elementary. Mr. Larsen is now the Founding Principal 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. He holds a Master’s in Education from Hunter College, with a concentration in Special Education. In his free time, Mr. Larsen enjoys exploring the outdoors, cheering on Chicago sports, and spending time with his wife and dog, Teddy.

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

- Nelson Mandela
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