Matt Flaherty is an Arroyo Research Services Associate providing technical assistance and training in Migrant Education Program (MEP) identification and recruitment (ID&R) on several ARS projects. Mr. Flaherty began his career in the MEP as a recruiter with the Maine government summer internship program. He then worked as an ID&R specialist with Mano en Mano where he assisted in the coordination of the ID&R of all eligible children, leading recruitment sweeps and providing technical assistance to the Maine migrant education program (MEP) ID&R team. As an education specialist for ESCORT, a national migrant education resource center, he organized ID&R project teams, has developed tools and techniques to enhance the ID&R of migratory children, and provides training to state-based recruiters. With ARS, he provides training to ID&R staff in various states and is helping to develop and support the ARS ID&R team for the Tennessee MEP. Mr. Flaherty is a graduate of Norwich University and is currently completing coursework for a Master of Education at the University of Maine, Orono.