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.
Manager, Human Capital Operations
Alma Trevino has over 21 years of experience in a variety of speciality areas in Human Resources ranging from Staffing, Benefits Management, Risk Management, Work Eligibility Compliance, and all areas of Background Screening. Her career was composed of supporting one of the largest school districts in Florida. Alma has an expertise in background screening, federal & state compliance, and project management. In her previous role, she supervised the full screening processing for 8,500 employees, 10,000 volunteers, and 3,500 contractors. Alma joined the Blueprint Schools Network team in August 2022 and enjoys being a part of a team that makes a positive impact in children’s lives. When not working, Alma enjoys spending time with her family and her frenchie. She loves the beach, traveling, and listening to music.
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, 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 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.
Program Associate, Bay Area
Lauren Woll studied Classics at UC Santa Cruz and the University of Pennsylvania. She came away with a lifetime love of teaching, learning, and seeing things from new perspectives. When she doesn’t get to try those things in a middle school, she practices them while crafting, reading, and studying language.
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.
Associate Site Manager, Washington, D.C.
Sarah is a passionate educator and Teach for America alumni who taught early childhood in Prince George’s County Public Schools for two years. She also has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from The George Washington University and is currently working toward her Master of Arts in Education from The Johns Hopkins University. When Sarah is not working or spending time with her family in her home state of California, you can find her reading the latest New York Times bestseller, listening to Taylor Swift, or trying new restaurants around the Washington D.C. area!
Site Manager, Nashville
Lia has been an educator in some form since 2012 when she graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education. She taught in Title 1 elementary schools for 5 years before transitioning to her second career as a Center Director for Mathnasium, a math tutoring company. It was at Mathnasium where Lia grew to love math! Outside of work, Lia is a bit of a homebody and spends most of her time with her husband and toddler-aged son.
Site Manager, Commerce City and Pueblo, CO
Ryan joins Blueprint with more than fifteen years of combined experience in secondary education and instructional leadership. He began his teaching career in southern California before moving back home to Colorado in 2008. Ryan has a masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction, and he especially enjoys coaching and mentoring early-career educators. In between school jobs, Ryan spent several years as a songwriter and touring musician. In his free time, he can be found hiking, traveling, reading, composing music and spending time with his wife, Salina.
Math Fellow Cohorts
Nashville Math Fellows
Bay Area Math Fellows