Matt arrived at Brewster in 1975 as a part-time English teacher with two senior essay classes. His part-time status quickly disappeared as he collected chores and programs, including teaching four sections of sophomore English. He helped edit the school's first literary magazine, and the following year became the adviser to a school newspaper.
The next year Matt offered a course in journalism, took over the yearbook, and added the BAPA to the list of student publications. For 25 years he was the adviser to the Judicial Board and the Student Senate, and Senior Class adviser for Class Gift Selection.
Matt left the classroom in 1997 to work in the Alumni Office as the Young Alumni Correspondent, and the following year he moved to the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas, from where he has worked ever since, returning to campus in June for graduation and Reunion Weekend. For the past 10 years Brewster has sent Matt reconditioned laptops to give to Bahamian school children, and more recently he has been helping high school students prepare for the SAT's and with the completion of paper work, hopefully leading to scholarships to colleges in the States.
Doug Kiley joins the Alumni and Development Office this year after 20 years as a history teacher at Brewster, including as department chair since 2001.
Mr. Kiley's first role at Brewster was working as a teacher within
the Instructional Support Department. In 1999 he transferred his skills
and knowledge of the Brewster program to the history department. In the
summer of 2001, he worked with other members of that department to
design and write curriculum.
Since his arrival at Brewster, Mr. Kiley has contributed his
experience and talents within the community life program as a community
Prior to coming to Brewster, he was an intern at the Merrowvista
Education Center in nearby Tuftonboro, New Hampshire, and was a student
with the National Outdoor Leadership School where he did a semester in
Mr. Kiley and wife Heather are the parents of Sam '16 and Spencer '20.