After years of working with teacher and leaders in schools, Lou and Rebeka came together in 2017 to form InspireMath with the shared passion for building success for all children in mathematics. InspireMath is founded on the idea that great learning experiences in math and science begin with engaged students, dynamic teachers, relevant tasks and empowered relationships. Working with leaders, practitioners and communities to design programs, curriculum, and instruction, the InspireMath team is growing and on a mission to bring inspiring mathematics and STEM to communities around the world.
Lou Matthews, Ph.D
Dr. Lou is a visionary mathematics education leader and public education advocate with over 20 years of experience teaching and transforming leadership, strategy, instruction and outcomes for children. Dr. Lou has worked with over a dozen districts in the US, Caribbean, and Bermuda around mathematics reform. His experiences center around building capacity and expertise in teaching mathematics and leading the improvement of mathematics reform through culturally responsive teaching and STEM Initiatives.
Rebeka Matthews Sousa, M.Ed
Rebeka is a Mathematics Specialist Teacher and Instructional Math Coach, who has taught, coached and led mathematics from Preschool-Senior School in Bermuda and Canada for the past 12 years. Rebeka is a certified STEM instructor and has taught science at the Middle and Senior levels. Rebeka has a keen passion for supporting teachers as they shift their instructional practices around mathematics and science. Rebeka has Bachelors degrees in Applied Mathematics, Structural Engineering and Intermediate/Senior Mathematics and Science Education.