Mike founded the original Match Charter School in 2000. In 2007, after co-leading Match's schools since inception, Mike founded the Match Teacher Residency as a division within Match. Mike serves, or has served, on transition teams for the past two MA governors (Deval Patrick & Mitt Romney), the National Council for Teacher Quality, Harvard's Future of School Reform, Boston Schoolchildren's Consortium, and Education Sector. Currently Mike serves as the Chief Academic Officer of Bridge International Academies, the world’s largest chain of nursery and primary schools offering high-quality education at an affordable price for impoverished families. Mike writes extensively on education practice and policy. He has been published in the New York Times, Washington Post, New York Magazine, and Education Next. He received his Masters in public policy from Harvard University and his B.A. from Duke University.