A passionate advocate for inclusion, innovation, and the teaching profession, Principal Matthew Pavao has worked to push his school forward by building a cutting-edge teaching environment that has not only led to exemplary student outcomes, but also a positive and accepting culture. In his 11-year tenure at Roosevelt Elementary School in Burlingame, Principal Matthew Pavao has led the school to acknowledgement as a Partnership for 21st Century Learning Exemplar School, a California Gold Ribbon School, and a Title One Academic Achievement School. Mr.Pavao has also been acknowledged as an Administrative Trailblazer by the group Digital Innovation in Learning. He is currently working with Supporting Inclusive Practices to develop a model school for inclusion. A father of two, Mr. Pavao enjoys reading, playing tennis, going to old movies, and the San Francisco Giants.