Matthew Powell

Matthew Powell

Custodial Supervisor, Transportation Specialist, and Night Watchman
Graves County Central Elementary School

Matthew Powell is a Custodial Supervisor, Transportation Specialist and Night Watchman at Graves County Central Elementary school in Mayfield Kentucky, and the 2019 National Education Association (NEA) Education Support Professional (ESP) of the Year. For 11 years, Matthew has worked to ensure a positive, clean and safe learning environment for students, fellow educators, and everyone in his school community.

Matthew is not only a leader in his school but also in his union, NEA, Kentucky Education Association (KEA) and Graves County ESP. He is a graduate of the 2016 class of the esteemed NEA ESP Leaders for Tomorrow program and an elected member of the NEA Board of Directors, the KEA State Executive Committee, the District and State Board of Directors and so much more. Matthew is one of KEA’s top political activists, working with his community to hold elected officials accountable for providing great public schools for all students.