OUR ASSOCIATES > MATHEW SWERDLOFF
NEW PALTZ, NY
Mathew Swerdloff, Ed.D.
Mathew Swerdloff brings over 25 years of educational experience to the Cambrian Group.
He began his career as a classroom teacher, having taught grades 3 through 8, and retired from public education in 2018 as the Executive Director of Educational Support Services for the Hendrick Hudson School District.
During his career, Dr. Swerdloff has been employed in rural, urban and suburban schools, serving students in both high poverty and affluent school districts. His most recent leadership role included oversight of human resources, strategic planning, and instructional technology, in a high performing suburban school district 45 minutes north of Manhattan.
Dr. Swerdloff has served as a Strategic Planning internal facilitator, has participated in Strategic Planning training seminars, and has trained internal facilitators. He has led numerous Action Teams and trained Action Team leaders and administrators on the planning process.
In addition to his work in K-12, Dr. Swerdloff is an adjunct professor at both Manhattan
College and the State University of New York at New Paltz, where he teaches in the Educational Leadership programs at each college, preparing teachers for leadership roles in their schools. Dr. Swerdloff has taught at the graduate level in India, Qatar, China, Mexico, Colombia, Mozambique and Brazil. In 2013 Dr. Swerdloff received a Fulbright Specialist award and taught at the university level in Santiniketan, India for one month.
Dr. Swerdloff has served on various on-profit and educational boards over the past twenty years, and had led strategic planning initiatives in the non-profit sector. He was the Vice President of the New York chapter of Learning Forward from 2013 to 2017, a fellow at the Good Work Institute and the Yale University Seedlings Institute, and is currently the President of the board of the Maya Gold Foundation. In 2010, Dr. Swerdloff was selected at the New York State Outstanding Leader by the New York State Association for Computers and Technology in Education. He has been published widely in educational journals on issues of school accountability and reform, instructional technology, and leadership.
Dr. Swerdloff earned his Doctorate in Instructional Leadership at Western Connecticut State University, and a Masters in Education at the State University of New York at New Paltz. He is a certified School District Administrator and School Building Administrator in New York State, a Google Certified Trainer and Educator, and serves as a consultant for the New York State Department of Education on Teacher and Administrator Certification Standards.