Dr. Mike Mattingly has served the students of Denton ISD as the assistant superintendent for curriculum, instruction, and staff development since 2007. He is also a former teacher, principal and executive director for schools in Texas and Georgia.
Under his leadership, Denton ISD has strengthened support for teaching staff through leadership development. Through his oversight of professional development, the district has expanded its dual language and the International Baccalaureate programs as well as strengthened support for pre-kindergarten and students with special needs. A cadre of academic coaches has been added to support grade-level and core content areas with the implementation of standards-based grading driven by a more rigorous curriculum.
His true belief in global learning reaches into the instructional technology realm, as he leads the district’s digital learning design team, a group of classroom professionals who review and recommend technology based on teaching and learning outcomes. His team approach serves as a model for other programs around the state. He is a member of Texas Learning Forward and Texas ASCD.
Dr. Mattingly began his teaching career in Grand Prairie ISD at Jackson Middle School and South Grand Prairie High School as a science teacher. He went on to serve as principal of Crockett, Eisenhower and Colin Powell elementary schools.
In 1999, Dr. Mattingly joined the Houston County (Georgia) Board of Education, serving as the assistant superintendent of teaching and learning and served as part-time assistant professor at the University of Georgia.
Dr. Mattingly has presented at numerous state, national and international meetings. He is a past president of the Georgia Association of Curriculum and Instructional Supervision; he received the Ray E. Bruce Award and the Robert Flanders Award for his research in instructional supervision. Additionally, he received the Advocate for Literacy Award in 2011.
He serves on the Fred Moore Day Nursery School Board of Directors, the North Texas Regional P-16 Council, the TWU Professional Education Council, Denton Pre-K Coalition, and the TWU Leadership Advisory Committee. Further he has served as an adjunct professor at University of North Texas.
Dr. Mattingly earned his bachelor of science degree from the University of Texas at Austin, his master’s of education degree from The University of North Texas and his doctoral degree from the University of Georgia. He was a contributing author for the 2008 book “Real-World Supervision: Adapting Theory to Practice” and the 2016 book “Teachers Leading Educational Reform: The Power of Professional Learning Communities.”