Phone: (972) 429-3000


Degrees and Certifications:

University of Houston-Clear Lake, Houston, TX Master of Arts, History The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX Bachelor of Arts, Government

Mr. Matt Highfill

I am thrilled to begin my 14th year teaching Social Studies! This is my 4th year at East, but I've also taught in Plano ISD, Clear Creek ISD (Houston) and most recently, at a college preparatory school in the greater Boston area. I teach APUSH, AP U.S. Government, on-level U.S. Government, and AP European History. I have a passion for social studies, and American history in particular. 

I am very blessed to have 3 beautiful girls in my life--my two daughters: Natalie and Olivia, and my wife, Erin. My eldest is entering third grade in Wylie ISD this year, and my youngest is entering Kindergarten.  We are also Corgi lovers. We have 3 furry friends: Decker, Lizzie, and Finn.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, golfing, soaking up the sun, watching sports, and tabletop gaming. I'm a die-hard Texas Longhorns and Philadelphia Eagles fan. Hook 'Em! Fly, Eagles, Fly!