About Match | The Team | Sources of Inspiration

Match Education is an education reform non-profit organization in Boston that does three things:

Match Schools
Sposato Graduate School of Education
Match Beyond

The common denominator across these three endeavors is innovation in pursuit of jaw-dropping results — for the students in our schools, the teachers in our graduate school, and the young adults in our college and jobs program. We search constantly for new approaches and new ideas.

We started Match in 2001, and over time — from trying, testing, and trying again — we have piled up know-how of all kinds. And that brings us to the fourth thing we’re trying to do at Match Education: share our ideas and practices with the world. We are exporters, we like to think, of knowledge.

This is where Match Minis come in. This website is one way that we try to export what we have uncovered over the years. Each Mini represents one piece of wisdom from our work, packaged up and shipped to you.

And, as you can tell, we are just underway with Match Minis. If all this seems useful to the world, we’ll ship a lot of them! But we need your feedback. Were Minis helpful? Hopeless? Let us know, please.

The Team

The Minimizers

Ross Trudeau

Ross Trudeau

Writing & Editing

Nicole Kwan

Nicole Kwan

Art & Editing

Jonathan Blum

Jonathan Blum

Tech & Narration

Claire Kaplan

Claire Kaplan

Management & Distribution

Orin Gutlerner

Orin Gutlerner

Research & Development

Additional Art: Shaina Lu
Additional Narration: Krysta Wallrauch

Sources of Inspiration

Ultimately, Match Minis are the result of 15 years of hard work by hundreds of individuals across the various branches of Match Education. It would take a ton of page space to acknowledge all of the passionate and dedicated educators who have contributed to our knowledge and core values.

In addition, we've gotten ideas from many outside sources. We do our best to list them all here.

Suffice it to say that when it comes to Minis, it takes a village. Thanks, village.