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When we started our design journey for the Mastery Transcript in 2017, the question—“How Do We Change How the World Evaluates High School Students?”—seemed almost insurmountable. The world as we knew it had systems and standards for assessing high schoolers and their work, and readers in college admissions offices knew what they wanted, or at least what they expected, from those systems. A lot has changed since then—both in the world at large, and in our work at MTC—and many, if not all, of our assumptions about things that “will never change” are crumbling around us.
What’s most important for us at MTC is that the Mastery Transcript is now real. Dozens of students used it successfully last year to apply to college. It’s also growing—fast. Our network of schools is larger than ever, and we’ll triple the number of transcripts we send this coming year. For the MTC product team, we’re pivoting from trying to start a wave of change, to trying to surf that wave, and the implications for our product strategy and our design priorities are profound. If you can join us this Friday, we’ll share this with you. We’ll share what we’ve learned so far, what we’ve built for this fall and winter that’s new, and what we are planning for our next-generation of tools for member schools and for college admissions officers. We’re excited about all of it, and we think you will be, too.
Mike oversees the design and development of Mastery Transcript software products, connecting with members and advisors to manage the MTC product roadmap. He is an experienced education technology executive, most recently having served as CEO of the Services Division at the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), where he led a complete redesign and relaunch of their School and Student Services financial aid platforms.
Contact him at email@example.com.
DJ manages the technical aspects of developing the Mastery Transcript platform, bringing together product, design, and development to realize the MTC product roadmap. She brings expertise from over 15 years in technical product and project management in education technology, gained across a wide spectrum of environments, from Ohio State University, to McGraw-Hill School Education, and, most recently, as an Operations VP for a startup custom software firm.
Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.