My name is Matt Yoder, I’m 39 years old, and I have been a teacher for 13 years, with
the past 10 years at East Lycoming School District where I teach High School Business
courses such as Personal Finance, Accounting and Business Law. I live just north of
Orangeville, and am a resident of Benton Area School District. My wife’s name is Sara –
she’s a Nurse Practitioner for Geisinger, and we have 2 young children ages 9 and 6.
I also serve as the Vice President of the Benton Area School District school board. In this
capacity, I have had many instances of analyzing information brought before me,
interpreting evidence, and making a lawful, educated decision. I have been a part of
discipline hearings where my stance has always been, FIRM, BUT FAIR.
As a lifelong educator, I have the ability to read between the lines and issue discipline
when necessary and deserving. I also share compassion to those who have been
I promise to always stand up to protect all citizens, but especially children and elderly
who have been prayed upon. Swift and firm decisions will be made to protect all of
the residents of Northern Columbia County.
I attended Albright College, where I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business
Administration concentrating in Finance and Marketing. I also earned my Business
Education teaching certification so that I could be a teacher. I completed my Master’s in
Business Education at Bloomsburg University and am currently in the process of earning
my Master’s in Business Administration from LSU Shreveport.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my wife attending our kids’ activities and
sports. I also am a dirt racecar driver regularly at Big Diamond Speedway – located in
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