My name is Dr. Matthew Birdwell and I am blessed to serve as the principal for Ponder High School. I am originally from Lorenzo, Texas, a small town near Lubbock. This will be my 13th year in education and my 6th year as a campus administrator. My educational background includes a Bachelor's of Science degree from West Texas A&M University, a Master's of Education degree from Lubbock Christian University, and a Doctorate of Philosophy degree from Texas Tech University. Currently, I am pursuing an advanced educational leadership certification from Harvard University. In my free time, I enjoy watching college football and I am a huge Texas Tech Red Raider fan! My wife, Vanessa, is a teacher at Ponder Jr. High School and I have two little boys, Kason and Preston. I am excited to lead the students and teachers of Ponder High School by providing a meaningful and relevant curriculum in conjunction with a safe and comfortable learning environment. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact my office at 940-479-8211 or firstname.lastname@example.org.