Name and Grade

Mr. Matt Burds• P.E.

Where are you From?

I am originally from a small town in Iowa but now call Chicago home.  

If you could travel to anywhere in the world, where would it be?

If I could travel anywhere in the world, I would make my way over to Europe. I think that Europe is a very interesting and exciting place and I have never been there. Europe is rich in history and has a lot of things to see and do.  

What is one book that everyone must read?

I think that everyone needs to read Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices, and Priorities of a Winning Life by Tony Dunge. This book is a great inspirational book and shows a positive way to live, lead, and succeed in life.  

Who was your favorite teacher growing up?

My favorite teacher growing up was my high school physical education teacher Tom Kilburg. He not only taught P.E. but he was also the varsity football and varsity wrestling coach. Tom was very inspirational and taught me many valuable lessons in life. I can say that his impact has helped me to become the person that I am today.  

What do you like most about Goudy?

There are many things that I like about Goudy. If I had to pick just one, I would have to say the people. Goudy has a family atmosphere that makes everyday very enjoyable.  

Contact Us

William C. Goudy Technology Academy
Principal, Pamela Brandt
Assistant, Principal Bill Yeh

  • Phone:
    (773) 534-2480
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  • Address:
    5120 N. Winthrop,
    Chicago, IL 60640