Assistant principal Mr. Matthew Bieule has been at Mater Lakes for 11 years, teaching math courses such as Algebra 1 and Algebra 2, and has been an assistant principal for the past three years. At the end of this school year, Mr. Bieule will be bidding a bittersweet farewell to the Bears as he begins his journey as principal at SLAM! Boca Raton, a charter school in West Palm Beach. As the school year comes to a near end, Bieule reminisced on memories he has made, lessons he has learned, and hopes for the future.
As many of us have heard, you will be leaving Mater Lakes at the end of the year. I can imagine it was a tough decision to make, but what prompted you to leave?
“Adfecto. Change. Change in life is necessary in order to grow.”
Reflecting on your years at Mater Lakes, what has been the most important lesson you have learned?
“There are so many lessons I have learned. Number one, students come first… That it takes a team to build something like Mater Lakes, not one person can do it alone, and the love that is generated here is reflected through all of us.”
What has been your favorite memory throughout your time here at Mater Lakes?
“So many. I have too many great memories. From us getting the first A in the high school, to having the A’s in middle school, students graduating and teaching, students graduating and going all around the nation, attending these top schools, to working with Rovi, to laughing with Rovi, the office, district championships for boys and girl volleyball and basketball. There are just so many memories, I can’t define one.”
What are you looking forward to most on your new journey?
“That maybe I can replicate a little little something of what we have done here at Mater Lakes and hopefully I can build something to that magnitude where I go and take a little piece of Bear country with me.”
Do you have anything special to say to the Bear community?
“Mater Lakes, always push for greatness, strive for excellence, and I wish you guys nothing but the very best in the future. I will always be part of Mater Lakes.”