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An image of a Scratch Team member's forum title.

The Scratch Team (often abbreviated ST) is the group of people who work on Scratch that develop the Scratch program and moderate the Scratch website.

Current Members

Note Note: Last names were removed, starting April 2020.[1]

There are many members of the Scratch Team, including the following as of October 2021:[2]

A photo of the Scratch Team


The following people have made contributions to the Scratch Library:[2]

  • Natalie R. H.
  • Wren M.
  • Leigh M.
  • Andrew R.
  • Daria S.
  • Robert H.
  • Alex E. M.
  • Ding D. H.
  • Owen D.

Scratch Foundation

Main article: Scratch Foundation

These members are not listed on the Credits page, but are listed on the Scratch Foundation website.[3]

  • Elaine A. (Director of Scratch Education Collaborative)
  • Ursula B. (Board Member)
  • Bob C. (Chief Technology Officer)
  • Francisco C. (Director of Creative Learning)
  • Avraham K. (Board Member)
  • Margaret H. (Board Member)
  • Maria J. (Director of Evaluation and Impact)
  • Shenkiat L. (Director of People and Culture)
  • Christina M. (Board Member)
  • Yvette P. (Director of Finance and Administration)
  • Mitchel R. ((mres, mres-admin) (Chair)
  • David S. (Vice-Chair)
  • Rupa L. S. (Director of Philanthropy)
  • Shawna Y. (Executive Director)

Previous Members

These are people who were previously part of the Scratch Team, but have retired and/or moved onto other projects.

Scratch Researchers

Research on Scratch is being conducted by members of the Scratch Team and researchers at other universities, including:

  • Yasmin K. (who collaborated on the initial NSF Scratch grant) at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education
  • Karen B. (who leads the ScratchEd project) at the Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • Benjamin M. H. at the University of Washington
  • Andrés M. H. at Microsoft Research
  • Mimi I. and Crystle M. at the University of California
  • Irvine
  • Quinn B. at College of Charleston
  • Deborah F. at Utah State University
  • Kylie P. at Indiana University

Other Acknowledgements

  • Susan A.
  • Robbie B.
  • Lauren B.
  • Keith B. (keithbraafladt)
  • Katie B.
  • Susan C.
  • Will D.
  • Nathan D. (nXIII)
  • Catherine F.
  • Rachel F.
  • Jodi F.
  • Ioana F.
  • Corey F.
  • JT G.
  • Rachel G.
  • Cassy G.
  • Z G.
  • Brian H.
  • Roland H.
  • Tracy H.
  • Benjamin H.
  • Kapaya K.
  • Evan K.
  • Christine K.
  • Joren L. (JSO)
  • Mike L.
  • Jeff L.
  • Mark L.
  • Kelly L.
  • Anthony L.
  • Danny L.
  • David M. W. M.
  • John M.
  • Paul M. (paulmedwal)
  • Dongfang (Tian) M. (taranir)
  • Ximena M.
  • Jens M. (Jens)
  • Evan M.
  • Geetha N.
  • Kate N.
  • Liddy N.
  • Wing N.
  • Derek O.
  • Tim R.
  • Karen R.
  • Ian R. (fullmoon)
  • Miriam R.
  • Boaz S.
  • Chinua S. (Chinuaearl)
  • Ed S.
  • Cynthia S.
  • Marie S.
  • Daniel S.
  • Kilmer S.
  • John H. T.
  • Ubong U.
  • Vladimir V.
  • Han X.

Identifying Members

An asterisk next to a Scratch Team Member's name.
A Scratch Team Member on the forums.

Members of the Scratch Team on the Scratch Website can be identified by the asterisk (*) next to their username.[11] Also, under the ST member's username will be the words "Scratch Team." In the Scratch Forums, the words "Scratch Team" appear underneath the profile picture of what the member posted. Retired Scratch Team members do not have an asterisk next to their username[12].

Contacting the Scratch Team

One can contact the Scratch Team through the Contact Us form found at the bottom of every page. The Contact Us link is for more private or serious concerns, which should not be posted publicly. For less serious concerns, or for other reasons of contacting them, one can use a Scratch Team member's profile page. However, for cases of users misbehaving or a contact between users, Contact Us should be used or the relevant items should be reported to avoid publicizing the issue.

Joining the Scratch Team

Main article: How can I be a Scratch Team member?

The jobs page[13] in the footer lists jobs currently available for those wanting to work on the Scratch Team. Being a member of the Scratch Team is a paying job. Applicants must be at least 18 and have the authorization to work in the US. Applicants must be skilled in the role they want to work at (programming, moderating, etc.), and in some cases may have to commute to the MIT Media Lab located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

See Also


  2. 2.0 2.1 scratch:info/credits
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2
  5. This Scratch Team member's name was added after last names were removed from the Credits page. christianbalch. (23/4/2020). 'Please add "Kait" to the Credits Page.'
  6. 'Please add Cindy ( to the Credits page!'
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 dietbacon. (11/10/2017). 'Add to "moderators" section: Joel Gritter (@gulptea)[, ]Carolina Kaufman (@lkaufm)[. ]Move to "Previous MIT Scratch Members" section: Connor Hudson[, ]Lily Kim[, ]Tauntaun Kim[, ]Hanako Tjia[. ]'
  8. RjLance. (29/1/2016). "I had an awesome time being on the Scratch Team." projects:95852134
  9. projects:314166329
  10. users:natalie/#comments-77581550
  11. andresmh. (20/9/2009). "Three days ago we started showing an asterisk next to the user name of members of the Scratch Team." ar-topic:23242
  12. users:Za-Chary
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