Mat Geddes

Mat Geddes
Head of Mathematics
Senior House Parent, Barnacle House
Faculty Representative, SMUS Society Board of Governors
Alumnus, Class of 1993
Current SMUS Parent
Since: 
January, 1999
Degree: 
BSc, BEd (University of Victoria), MMT (University of Waterloo)

Teach for understanding to inspire students to go beyond.

Mathew Geddes ’93 is a SMUS lifer. While at school, Mat was an all-rounder, fully immersed in sport, music and academics. He went on to receive a BSc from UVic with a double major in Mathematics and Psychology, and a BEd at UVic, before recently finishing his MMT (Masters of Mathematics Teaching) at the University of Waterloo.

Mat has worked in the SMUS boarding community since January of 1999; and currently, alongside his wife Lindsay Brooke – SMUS Athletic Director, he is the Senior House Parent in Barnacle House. In 2003, Mat began working in the Senior Mathematics Department and is now the Head of Department. Mat believes in a balanced approach to the subject, that allows students to develop a depth of understanding and skill, to be used in complex ways to solve problems. Mat is also a member of the Ministry of Education Numeracy Assessment Leadership team. Serving in his second term as the Faculty Representative on the SMUS Society Board of Governors, Mat is also a member of the Facilities Committee and the Strategic Planning Committee.

He spends his free time song writing and performing with his guitar, playing hockey and basketball, and spending quality time with his two daughters who both attend the school. Travel to ancient sites around the globe is also one of his passions.