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
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.