Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Matthew Verlei
Mr. Verlei is originally from Ohio. After graduating Bowling Green State University, he and Mrs. Verlei moved out to Arizona to become teachers. Before Highland Lakes, Mr. Verlei taught a variety of grades and classes ranging from 8-10 grade English, Cinema Studies, and Drama Studies. He is the ELA dept. chair and also co-coaches Cross Country & Track with Mrs. Verlei. This will be his 13th year of teaching and his 6th at HLS. He loves being able to teach at HLS and may never leave.