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Matt Riley, Alumnus of the Year

May 24, 2018
By Julie Pflug

Matthew Riley (LHS 2004) was named LHS Alumnus of the year for 2017-2018 during the Graduation service on May 20, 2018.

Matt graduated from Lutheran High School in 2004. His 2004 LHS yearbook picture is shown at right.

He earned his bachelor's decgree in Theology and German from Valparaiso University and his master of education degree in Leadership in Reading from the University of Sioux Falls. 

Matt taught on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and in Rapid City elementary school in western South Dakota. He also had the opportunity to open and direct the Lakeview Villages site while serving as one of the program directors at Lakeview Ministries.

Matt met his wife, Jenn, when they were students at Valpo. Matt and Jenn have three children, Kati, Elli, and Nate, who attend Trinity Lutheran School.

Today Mr. Riley serves as principal for Trinity Lutheran School which, under his leadership, has made advancements in student achievement, enrollment, and school sustainability.

It is an honor to see this graduate of Lutheran High School as a teacher who daily shares God's grace through word and action.

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