New Faces in Pendleton Schools

Matthew Rediger, Counselor, Sunridge Middle Schoolph-matthew-rediger-09-18.jpg

Rediger recently completed a Master's Degree in School Counseling from Eastern Washington University and also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Whitworth University. He has served as the Youth Director for Northwood Presbyterian Church for two years and led the “Kennel Club” for the Inland Northwest YMCA.

Well versed in Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) and trauma informed practices, Rediger is filling a newly created position of school counselor at the middle school.

Of his first impressions of Pendleton, he said, “I was immediately welcomed on board, and I could tell the district was friendly and cared about the mental health of its students.”

Rediger enjoys playing his guitar, gaming, snowboarding and exploring new places.