Prior to founding Matchbook Learning, Sajan was a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal (“A&M”) where he led the Firm’s Education Practice. In that role, Sajan led a diverse group of talented turnaround professionals across the U.S., applying A&M's industry leading turnaround methodology for turning around troubled companies to turning around several of our nation’s largest urban K-12 public school districts including New York, Washington, DC, New Orleans, Detroit and St Louis. He has done this by working alongside several of our nation’s Governors, Superintendents, Mayors, Chancellors and two of the largest education philanthropic investors in the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Eli & Edythe Broad Foundation.
Matchbook Learning’s vision is to completely turnaround America’s most underperforming public schools by designing and implementing a unique teacher-centric hybrid model of school that coaches teachers to personalize instruction via content that is delivered through technology, but enhanced by a teacher’s own experience of autonomy, mastery and purpose over their instruction. This highly engaged personalized experience for teachers leads to personalized learning for each student who in turn will experience high levels of autonomy over their learning, mastery of the content and habits for success and a life purpose on which to set goals and make decisions.