Matthew Pechanio

Department Head


Matthew received Bachelors of Arts from Northern Illinois University back in 1993 and a Masters Degree from TIU in 2003.


Having taught in the classroom for over nine years in a private high school, then spending 10 years in social services and running a non-profit organization, Matthew is thrilled to be back in the classroom (2018 to the present), his best and first love, teaching history, English and other humanities.

Fun Facts and Hobbies

  • The animals (two dogs and a cat!) outnumber the humans at home!
  • 15 years of brewing delicious malted beverages.
  • The band Yes and their amazing music dominates the turntable at his house!