Name: Matt Spampinato
Phone: 720.423.7013
My educational and life philosophy is
that man should fill every moment with
meaningful, crafty, playful, innovative,
and artistic creation. We learn by doing,
building, toiling, failing and succeeding.
So roll up your sleeves and get to work.
"Work is done, then forgotten.
Therefore it lasts forever."
-Tao Te Ching


Degree: BA in English/Journalism
School: University of Colorado/ Metro State College
Completion: 1989
Degree: MA in Philosophy
School: University of Colorado, Denver
Completion: 2001


Secondary English Teaching Certificate
Career Technology Education (CTE) Endorsement in:
Secondary - Audio, Technology, Video, & Film

Life Before TJ

This is my 25th year at TJ. I have never taught at a public school other than TJ; in fact, I even did my student teaching here. Prior to teaching I was a freelance photographer in Denver and Boulder, offering services in product, editorial, fashion, fine art, and architectural photography. Prior to that I was a custom photographic print maker and a photo lab manager. Before that I was a carpenter and...well...before that...prehistoric times.

Class Schedule

Department: CCT Magnet

Room: 103/33
By Appointment Only