Matthew McCutcheon is a 33-year veteran educator, who began his career in Wahington, D.C. teaching at an all-girls Catholic school, and then taught at Lake Forest Academy. His career then moved to Administrative roles as Director of Math, Science, and Technology at the Latin School of Chicago, and Chief Academic Officer at Cathedral School, and is currently at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, a public boarding school in Aurora, Illinois. At all of these schools, Matthew’s focus has been mathematics, physics, and astronomy. His interest in astronomy began as a physics major and continued in graduate school, where he earned a degree in History and Philosophy of Science, with Johannes Kepler as an area of concentration. Subsequently, he was involved in developing astronomical curriculum and engaging students in research, including investigating ultra-blue objects in the Kepler Field (NITARP), and searching for pulsars (PSC) with radio observational data from the Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia. He is excited to begin collaborative work in IDATA as well.