Matt Bitz has been with the district since 2013. He attended John Marshall High School in Rochester, MN. Matt graduated from Luther College in Decorah, IA where he received a bachelor degree in Elementary Education and a Reading Endorsement in grades 1-6. He student taught in Rochester and Byron, Minnesota and Chandler, Arizona. Previously, he umpired baseball and worked with the YMCA.
Matt Bitz has been a part of the football program since 2013. In 2013 he was the 7th Grade Head Football Coach. 2014 & 2015 he was the 9th Grade Head Football Coach. In 2016 he was promoted to Defensive Coordinator of the Albert Lea Football Varsity program. He has enjoyed his time here in Albert Lea coaching football and says that his saying to his football players is “Play with passion and do your job.”
Being the teacher that I know I am I will bring strong structure to my classroom, but students will enjoy their time in my classroom. There needs to be a fine balance between students giving their best effort all day in school and enjoying their time at school. I will challenge all of my students to make them the best students they can possibly be. I feel as a teacher you must be a role model for your student by demonstrating what it takes to be successful in life. I will try my absolute hardest to make sure every student improves within their academics and their social skills while they are in my classroom. I want all of my students to be the best students and people they can possibly be after leaving my classroom.