Matthew McCarty

Matt graduated from the University of Toledo with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, but did you know that he was also on the Varsity Cheerleading squad? What started from wanting to have good seats for all the football and basketball games turned into him becoming a member of the Varsity Cheerleading squad for three years. While attending The University of Toledo, Matthew learned that he could use a computer to help with his writing, and he picked up a personal computer as a hobby.  His interest in technology was furthered when he took a computer class.  It was in this class that he met an important person in his life, a young woman named Marilyn, who would later become his wife. After college, Matt was able to parlay his hobby into a full-time job. His time in the industry has given him extensive experience with technology, especially educational technology.

After serving in various technology leadership and project management, Matt served for 15 years as Executive Director of Technology for Clarkston Community Schools in Clarkston, Michigan. Matthews’ grandest professional achievement thus far was earning his Project Management Professional certification on his first attempt. Matthew helped shepherd the district through a period of explosive growth in educational technology. He has always been motivated with the desire to be helpful. His chief professional goal is to help IDS and the customers he works alongside.

Outside of work, he envisions his greatest achievement is having partnered with his wife Marilyn to guide his children to grow into kind, confident, and successful adults. Matt’s talents extend past his job into his enjoyment of playing the guitar, mandolin, ukulele, and Cajon. During the summer months, you might find him traveling, day-hiking, or even on his boat enjoying a relaxing day on the water.

“The greatest bit of advice I ever received was, ‘Don’t worry, no one else knows what they are doing either.’” 

– Ricky Gervais