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Matt Frankenbery

Matt Frankenbery, Vice President of Education Matt Frankenbery on LinkedIn

As the vice president of education for Pitsco Education, Matt Frankenbery oversees the development of new products, activities, and curriculum for Grades K-12, which includes extensive collaboration with education partners. He also travels with members of the Sales Team to collaborate with school districts and STEM Ecosystems to design custom implementations for students and teachers.

A crucial moment in Frankenbery’s life pointed him toward a career in education: As a university student, he coached his younger brother’s baseball team. An encounter at the dugout with a belligerent parent caused him to reflect that many kids need positive male role models in their lives. After earning a degree in Education from Pittsburg State University, Frankenbery became a middle school teacher and an enthusiast for hands-on learning. He earned the Golden Apple Teacher of the Year award in Joplin, Missouri. Before coming to Pitsco, he left the teaching profession to start a curriculum company, Duct-Tape Learning, with his school principal and frequent collaborator.

Frankenbery serves as the vice president of the Frontenac Education Foundation and plays an active role at his church, speaking at community outreach events on the topics of leadership and business. Previously, he occupied a position on the board of the National Technical Honor Society. He is a passionate follower of the Kansas City Royals and their minor league teams. He and his wife, Shirley, have three children.


  • Bachelor of Arts, Pittsburg State University

“Having worked as a teacher and as an entrepreneur prior to joining Pitsco, I deeply appreciate the work we do here to serve students, teachers, and the community as a whole. The student experience inside a Pitsco classroom prepares them for the world outside the classroom.”

– Matt Frankenbery, Vice President of Education