Friday, February 11, 2005

Matt Porrovecchio

I was born and raised in San Jose, California.  My family moved to Bigfork in 1987.  Upon graduating from Bigfork High school in 1994, I continued my education at Carroll College.  After completing my freshman year at Carroll, I transferred to the University of Montana where I graduated with a degree in Elementary Education and a Special Education endorsement in 2000. 

After graduation, I spent a few yearsfinding myself which involved traveling and bartending.  I soon discovered that a smoky bar was the worst place to “find” anything let alone myself, so I decided to return home to Bigfork.  Still uncertain of what I wanted to do, I hopped from job to job looking for the right fit.  On a suggestion of a past teacher, I looked into the high school library position that was opening the following school year.  Not certain what it entailed, I spent a few weeks with the librarian (my old librarian) testing the waters.  It didn’t take long for me to see that the library was home.  Not having any formal training or background I wasn’t sure of my chances, but I figured I had to go for it.

I am now in the middle of my second year as Librarian (in training) at Bigfork High School and am loving every minute of it.  I spend my time away from the library in the gym with my freshman basketball team, taking online library classes, and with my family.  I have a handsome son, Andrew, who will soon turn one and a beautiful wife, Lacey, who I managed to snag through the smoke while bartending.  She never saw me coming.

Posted by Matt Porrovecchio on 02/11 at 08:23 AM
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