This fall, the Rutgers Prep community welcomes Mr. Matt Bloom, as he joins the school as a teacher in the Humanities Department as well as the new head coach of the Boys’ Basketball Team.
Mr. Bloom comes to Rutgers Prep after working in Philadelphia at La Salle Univer- sity for several years.
At La Salle, Mr. Bloom worked in athletics, specifically the basketball program, as well as in academic support.
Before working in Philadelphia, Mr. Bloom also studied there, earning a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. He now brings this background in the humanities and social sciences to Rutgers Prep.
This year, he is instructing freshmen, sophomores, and seniors in English I, English II, World History, and Modern European History.
He is particularly excited about teaching J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye in his English I class and the Black Death in World and Modern European History.
Through the exploration of these and other topics, Mr. Bloom hopes to have a genuine impact on the lives of his students.
Mr. Bloom was drawn to Rutgers Prep’s tight-knit community and the opportunity to teach and coach.
He is very excited about the upcoming basketball season, and feels that the team “can make the school proud.” He also believes that his experience in college basketball programs can help bring success to Rutgers Prep’s own program.
Mr. Bloom has described his transition to Rutgers Prep as “amazing,” noting that “people are helpful everywhere.”
Due to the seamless transition and warm community, Mr. Bloom hopes to eventually send his four-year-old son to Rutgers Prep. He also hopes to channel his athletic insight with the Sports Analytics program as well.
Outside of school, Mr. Bloom enjoys spending time with his son and cheering on the New York Jets. Mr. Bloom is looking forward to a terrific year at Rutgers Prep.