Matt Candler 4.0 Schools Meet Education Project

MEP #013 with Matt Candler, Founder of 4.0 Schools

On episode 013 of Meet Education Project, 4.0 Schools founder Matt Candler joins the program to talk about developing new school models, school choice, the importance of people over experience, and the passion for moving education forward in New Orleans and around the world.  Don’t miss it!

Mr. Candler, a veteran of the charter school movement is Founder of 4.0 Schools. After teaching and coaching middle school after college, Matt returned to his hometown to help run the main operations center for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. After the Games he studied decision sciences and the emerging charter sector at the Kellogg School of Management. He then served as founding co-principal of a K-8 charter school in North Carolina and helped launch other charter schools in the Southeast.

See Matt’s TEDxTU talk here:

From 2001 to 2004, Matt served as KIPP Foundation’s Vice President of School Development, where his team established 37 new schools across the U.S. Matt later served as founding COO of the New York City Center for Charter School Excellence, a $41 million effort to promote quality charter school creation. Most recently, Matt servedNew Schools for New Orleans as its first CEO and built a team whose human capital and school creation efforts have led to the most innovative and aggressive public school reforms in the nation. Matt continues to play an active role in Louisiana reform as chairman of the Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools and co-founder of the city-wide teacher support community

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Shout Outs:

If you could have dinner with one person you admire, who would it be and why?

  • Main:  Elon Musk
  • Supporting:  Sal Khan, Angela Duckworth, Dave Lewin

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Nick DiNardo is the founder and host of the Meet Education Project, a podcast series featuring entrepreneurs, VCs and thought leaders taking action on the future of learning. Nick has worked in education for 10 years, working for some of the big players (Pearson & McGraw-Hill), as VP of Marketing for a seed stage ed tech startup, and an independent consultant. He also serves on the board of directors for Argosy Collegiate Charter School in Fall River, MA. When he's not chatting about the future of learning, Nick is reading, traveling, golfing, or drinking a glass of whisky (sometimes, all of the above).