Founder and 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.