Our Future Students
We Connect Dreams To Careers
Matchbook Learning, a national non-profit, brings the high school to Indy that will help build the future, The Match!
Dr. Swann’s Message
“Our Students Will Build The Future.
At The Match we will connect students’ dreams to careers. Students get to do hands-on exploration of careers through their courses to find the career path that’s right for them. Our students will begin planning, creating, and lighting up their own futures as well as our city’s future buildings before they even graduate. Sometimes it’s hard to see the future, but at The Match we will help our students light the way thtere!”
CEO Dr. Amy Swann
Meet Your Principal
James Hill is a transformational leader who excels in urban education settings. He has over 25 years of education experience, which includes elementary, secondary, and alternative school leadership.
Prior to his Fellowship with The Mind Trust, he led Andrew J. Brown Academy for seven years. Under his leadership he increased the school’s letter grade from an “F” to a “C” grade in 18 months. Enrollment also increased to the highest in the school’s history during his tenure. In addition, under his leadership the school received 4 Eagle Awards in four consecutive years for parent satisfaction.
Hill also received congressional recognition for his work with inner-city youth and received a promising practice award from IDOE as well.
Hill holds a bachelor’s degree in both ethnic studies and speech communications from Minnesota State University, a Master’s degree in education from the University of Minnesota, and a Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from Saint Mary’s University. He also earned Harvard University certifications in Leading Leaders and Leading Change.
His wife Kristi is an ELL teacher and his partner in life. They have 3 children: Peyton, Ravynn, and Justice. Hill loves traveling, music, sports, and board games.
“I am looking forward to the unlimited possibilities at Matchbox Learning. The best is yet to come!”