Mr. Matthew Manes comes to the Torah School with a diverse academic and professional background. He graduated with honors and double majored in History and Political Science from Appalachian State University. Upon graduation he was awarded a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship to study at the University of Hong Kong in the Masters of International Public Affairs Program, spent two years in Yerushalayim at Ohr Sameach, and completed his studies with four years at the Yeshiva of Greater Washington and Kollel Zichron Amram. Professionally, Mr. Manes has private and nonprofit experience in software sales, administration, operations and finance. He served as the administrator of the Yeshiva Gedolah - Tiferes Gedaliah, and spent two years as Treasurer of the Yeshiva of Greater Washington. Most recently, Mr. Manes founded and ran a business consulting firm for hedge funds for 9 years until taking on the Director of Development role for the Torah School. He has spent the past 13 years in Silver Spring where he currently resides with his wife and children.