St. Louis Blues December 2022 Teacher of the Month

Future GoalsTM Program

St. Louis Blues logo

St. Louis Blues December 2022 Teacher of the Month


Matt Jernigan


Lebanon Middle School

Classroom Team:

Tell us about yourself!

My name is Matt Jernigan and I have been teaching business and technology at Lebanon Middle School for 15 years. I became a teacher to make a positive impact on students through sports and technology. I love the relationships that I get to build with my students through class and also coaching. I have also been a soccer coach for Lebanon High School for 15 years as well. I have two boys named Brock and Jett and I have been married to my wife Kyleigh for 13 years.

Who is your favorite NHL® player and why?

Well it is not a current player, but I loved Wayne Gretzky. He was so hard working and tough. I loved watching him growing up.

What is your favorite part of the Future Goals™program? How do you see STEM in the game of hockey?

I love that Future Goals takes technology and education and combines it with sports. Kids love seeing how what they are learning can relate to a sport they love.

If you played hockey, what position would you play and why?

Bench, I don’t skate well!