Montverde Academy Fires Dean of Students and Investigates Sexual Contacts With Underage Student

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Montverde Academy dean of students Jerry Matos has been fired by the school as it investigates a sexual relationship Matos allegedly had with an underage female student.  Matos, age 29, is also under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Children and Families.  Montverde Headmaster Kasey Kesserling also ordered Matos to vacate his school-provided home.

Matos has not been arrested or charged with a crime at this time.  Both Matos and the student he is alleged to have a relationship with have denied the allegations according the the Sheriff’s Office, but Matos did offer to resign when confronted with the claim. The law enforcement report also noted that the student initially told her family the allegations were true when they first came to light.

Montverde Academy is an elite, co-ed boarding school in Lake County, Florida with a nationally-recognized athletics program.  The school has produced multiple NBA players.  Matos had worked at Montverde Academy since 2009.  In addition to serving as dean of students since 2016, Matos also worked as the Academy’s director of baseball operations.