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Matthew Knoles

Lower School Principal Providence SchoolLeadership
Work 3225 Calle Pinon Santa Barbara CA 93105 Work Phone: 805-962-3091


Attended: University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB); Chapman University; California State University Northridge

Degrees: B.S. Sociology; California teaching credential; M.A. Educational Policy and Leadership and a preliminary administrative credential

Joined Providence in 2014

Matt Knoles has been Lower School principal since 2016. He joined the Providence administration as assistant head of Lower School in 2014. Previously, he gained ten years experience in the elementary classroom, teaching in Santa Barbara, Goleta, and Ventura.

He and his wife, Krista, have three children; their youngest is a Providence student.

Mr. Knoles has many favorite Providence traditions: the 100th-day of school (when he dresses as a 100-year-old man), the Lower School retreat, the end-of-the-year car parade, and the weekly chapels are at the top of his list!

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