Our faculty and staff
Everyone who works at SPA, both teachers and staff, is committed to our students and families. Explore the Faculty and Staff Directory, below, to search for people by name or department, or visit Lower, Middle, and Upper School Academic Life to view faculty directories by division.
M.A. American Studies, St. Louis University
Matt Hoven joined the Upper School English faculty in 2014. He received his B.A. in English from the University of Missouri and his M.A. in American Studies from St. Louis University. He has been teaching English at the post-secondary level since 2002, including classes in American Literature, Honors Composition, Creative Writing, and Introduction to the Modern Novel. Mr. Hoven was twice recognized as “Most Inspirational Faculty Member” and has served as an advisor to various literary magazines, service learning organizations and student literary societies. At SPA, he teaches American Literature, Creative Writing, Speculative Fiction, and Visual Narrative in the Upper School. He is a ride leader for Minnesota High School Mountain Bike League and co-advises the Outdoors Club and Spartans against Destructive Decisions.