Founder & Executive Director
Matthew Spengler is responsible for leading the overall operation and strategic direction of Blueprint Schools Network. Matt has been involved in school reform for more than twenty years as a teacher, leadership coach, nonprofit administrator, and as the founding principal of MetWest High School in Oakland, California. Prior to launching Blueprint, Matt was the Program Director of The Education Innovation Laboratory at Harvard University (EdLabs), overseeing the implementation of field experiments in districts across the country. He also served as Chief Academic Officer for Lighthouse Academies, a national nonprofit charter school management organization and as the National Director of New School Development for the Big Picture Company, where he worked with school districts and charter school leaders to create and sustain new elementary, middle, and high schools. Matt received his A.B. from Harvard University and his M.Ed. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Urban Superintendents Program.
Director of Human Capital Strategy
Lori brings more than 20 years of strategic HR leadership experience within nonprofit, for-profit and public sectors. She has shaped talent management initiatives for organizations focused on K-12 Education and Youth Development. She graduated from the John M. Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis with degrees in Management, International Business and Organization and Human Resource Management. Lori attained both a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) designation and a Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certification. Lori has authored blogs, articles and served as a featured national speaker on talent management topics related to performance, feedback, and employer branding. Also, she has completed the Executive Education Program Managing Human Capital: Key Strategic Challenges at Harvard Business School.
Math Fellows Program Director
Sarah graduated from Colby College with a degree in Mathematics. She loves Blueprint because she is passionate about giving students the opportunity to learn to love math. She joined the Blueprint team in 2011 as one of the inaugural Math Fellows in the Denver project and has worked with the Colorado, Bay Area and National teams since. Outside of Blueprint you can find her enjoying the outdoors in Northern California and adding to her ever increasing collection of books.
Director of Innovation and Impact
Working in education since 1992, Todd has been a special education teacher, technology integration specialist, assistant principal, and principal in both rural and urban settings. What drives Todd in his work is improving life outcomes for high-needs students by giving scholars equitable access to high-quality teaching and learning. Todd holds a master’s degree in applied educational technology and a doctorate in innovation and leadership. When not working, Todd enjoys spending time outside boating, fishing, gardening, and doing daily meditation (outside when possible).
Director of Finance
Ted has been working in the nonprofit sector since 1990. He has held senior management positions with both foundations and direct service organizations. He holds an MBA from Boston College and is specifically interested in helping nonprofits to adopt private sector methods to improve effectiveness. Ted is an expert in strategic planning, financial management, board development, business plan development, fundraising, grants administration, and has trained nonprofit professionals in all of these areas.
Susie Hartline has been working in the education field since 1990. She has served in the role of teacher, coach, and administrator. Susie brings an HR background in recruiting to her role at Blueprint Schools Network. She holds two master’s degrees in Instructional Technology and Educational Leadership. Outside of work, Susie enjoys being outside enjoying nature with her three dogs.
Data and Operations Coordinator
Stephen has a Masters Degree in Mathematics from University of Missouri – St. Louis. He has been with blueprint for 5 years. His first year with Blueprint he was a fellow. Outside of Blueprint he enjoys solving math puzzles and playing board games.
Site Manager, Washington D.C.
Shaundranetta is a veteran mathematics educator and instructional coach having worked in both Washington, D.C. and VA. She loves all things math and is currently working on her Educational Doctorate in Math Education at Morgan State University. When she is not supporting and coaching fellows, you can find her spending time with her sons and husband, traveling, and being a foodie.
Site Manager, Washington D.C.
Nere is a lifelong teacher and educator. He began working in education in Baltimore City Public Schools having taught math to students in grades 4-8 for 5 years. He is a Teach for America alumni and also has coached new teachers using the TFA model. Nere believes in the development of the whole child through education and that is what drives his work. When not working, Nere enjoys shooting film photography and streaming bingeable TV shows.
Site Manager, Nashville
Taylor is a Native Tennesseean who graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in Human and Organizational Performance. She then moved to New Orleans, LA, where she taught high school mathematics, before returning to Vandy as a graduate student studying Leadership and Organizational Performance. She loves Blueprint because it aligns with her passions of educational equity, racial equality, and youth and leadership development. Outside of working with Blueprint, Taylor enjoys reading, creating earrings, spending time with family and friends, and exploring the city with her Aussiedoodle.
Site Manager, Commerce City
Ellie is a proud born and raised Coloradan and has spent the last 7 years working with students of all ages in Denver. She is a former elementary teacher, teacher coach, and policy analyst. When she’s not supporting and coaching Fellows, she can be found hiking, playing with her dog, or re-reading Harry Potter.
Site Manager, East St. Louis
Charlie has a Masters in Education with a focus in Community & Social Change and has worked with youth in various educational capacities. When he’s not coaching Fellows and doing math, he can be found cooking, exercising, and trying to keep up with his two young children.
Site & Communications Manager
Dan has a Masters in Bilingual/Bicultural Education and has been teaching and coaching math for 10 years. In his free time, he can be found cycling, listening to jazz, or playing chess.
Site Manager, Bay Area
Ali’s lifelong love of education started when she tutored peers all through middle school and high school in the Inland Empire in California. After graduating from UC Berkeley with a BA in English and Italian Studies, Ali continued that passion by teaching English as a Second Language in Italy. Upon returning to the US and starting a Math Fellow position with Blueprint, she quickly fell in love with middle school math tutoring and support. She supported students in Oakland as a Blueprint Math Fellow for 2 years, and grew into a role as an Associate Site Manager with Blueprint.
In her free time, Ali enjoys reading, knitting, baking bread, trying to keep succulents alive, and light hiking. She volunteers with the Prisoners Literature Project in Berkeley.
Associate Site Manager, East St. Louis
Program Associate, Washington D.C.
Kami Hayes-Lewis is an AmeriCorps Alum. She served as a literacy tutor in Washington DC. As a tutor, she gained a passion for helping to close the achievement gap. She has seen firsthand how increasing instructional time and daily tutoring can improve a student’s academic success and confidence. Kami values mentoring and contributing to the growth of students and the people around her. In her free time, she can be found listening to an audiobook playing video games, or cooking new recipes!
Program Associate, Bay Area
Program Associate, Commerce City
Lauren graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in Human Development and Family Sciences, and has been working with youth for over the past 12 years. AmeriCorps brought her from the Bay Area to Colorado and she fell in love with the nonprofit world. Working with Blueprint has allowed her to dip into all of her passions. In her free time, you can find Lauren hiking, cooking, playing board games or obsessing over her plants.
Cali graduated from Tennessee State University with a degree in Sociology. This is their second year working at Blueprint. They love helping their students grow and learn to be their best self academically and socially. Outside of Blueprint, Cali enjoys hanging out with friends, listening to podcasts, music, and catching up on tv shows/movies.
This is my second year as a Blueprint Math Fellow. My passions include helping people and learning all I can about them, art (music, fashion, and other physical pieces, etc.), watching and participating in sports, the art of storytelling in all forms, and sharing knowledge. I grew up in Colorado, and I have an affinity for the beauty of the natural world. I am constantly trying to improve myself and those around me.
Eunice graduated from UMBC with degrees in Mathematics and Physics. This is her second year working at Blueprint. She loves helping the students reach their full mathematical potential/goals and develop a growth mindset that they can utilize in everything they do. Outside of Blueprint, Eunice enjoys hanging out with family and friends, listening to music, and catching up on tv shows/movies.
This is Jillian’s second year with Blueprint. She worked at Rose Hill Elementry in Commerce City last year, and she is excited to be in Kearney Middle School this year. She has enjoyed seeing her fifth-graders make the transition into middle school. She is passionate about differentiating instruction and providing the strongest possible lessons for her students.
Alison graduated with a degree in Applied Mathematics from Colorado School of Mines, and has been working as a fellow with Blueprint since the spring of 2021
Math Fellow Cohorts
Nashville Math Fellows
Bay Area Math Fellows