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Matt Haupert


My name is Matt Haupert, and I'm so excited to be a part of the Sage Creek English team!

I am originally from La Crosse, WI, and earned my degrees in English and Theater from Drake University in Des Moines, IA. After graduation, I packed up everything I owned in my car, drove to California, and never looked back! 

I earned my M.A. in Urban Education from Loyola Marymount University in 2015, and my teaching journey has taken me all over the state — from Los Angeles to Oakland to San Marcos to Carlsbad, which I now call home. My wife, Elizabeth, is also a teacher — ask your friends at San Marcos High if they had Ms. Haupert for World History! — and our first child, Elle, was born in March 2022. Outside of teaching, I'm a diehard sports fan (go Cubs, Packers, and Bucks), a novice rock climber, and I love to make music or do just about anything creative. 

In the classroom, I'm really passionate about creating learning experiences that are meaningful and engaging. I want everything we do to have a clear, valuable purpose beyond the classroom, and I want to have fun doing it. English is an incredible subject because it's the place where you find your voice and figure out how to use it — and through creative projects, thought provoking conversations, collaboration, and more, I strive each day to help my students do just that. 


Sage Creek High School - Carlsbad, CA: 2021-present

  • English 1
  • English 1 Honors
  • English 2 Honors
  • Yearbook Adviser

High Tech High North County - San Marcos, CA: 2017-2021

  • 9th & 10th grade Humanities
  • Theater program director
  • Professional Development team

High Tech High Graduate School of Education - San Diego, CA: 2018-2021

  • Consultant/PD facilitator for Ulster County BOCES
  • Induction mentor

Envision Academy of Arts & Technology - Oakland, CA: 2015-2017

  • 9th grade English
  • Instructional Leadership team

PUC Community Charter Early College High School - Los Angeles, CA: 2013-2015

  • 9th grade English
  • Drama Club director
  • Varsity baseball coach

Teach For America - Los Angeles, CA: 2013-2015

  • Corps member
  • 2020 McGory Award for Innovative Alumni Leadership 


Loyola Marymount University - Los Angeles, CA

  • M.A. Urban Education Policy & Administration (2015)
  • Clear Single Subject Teaching Credential: English & Social Science

Drake University - Des Moines, IA

  • B.A. English (2013)
  • B.F.A. Theater/Acting (2013)

My Why



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