Board of Education
District 3: Matt Westmoreland
Matt Westmoreland is the District 3 Representative on the Atlanta Board of Education, where he serves as chair of the Budget Commission and Legislative Liaison to the Georgia General Assembly. He also serves as Assistant Director of Horizons Atlanta, an educational non-profit serving low-income students across Metro Atlanta through summer enrichment programs.
An Atlanta native, Matt attended Morningside Elementary and Inman Middle before graduating from Grady High. He received his bachelor's degree in history from Princeton University, where he served as editor-in-chief of The Daily Princetonian.
After graduation, Matt returned to Atlanta as a Teach for America Corps Member and taught history at Carver Early College High School in southeast Atlanta. At Carver, Matt’s students earned among the highest pass and exceed rates of any school in Georgia on the state U.S. History End of Course Course Test.
Matt previously worked for the Atlanta Regional Commission, D.C. Public Schools system, in the D.C. Office of Congressman John Lewis, and was an Urban Leaders Fellow with Colorado Senator Mike Johnston.
Named one of the 20 People to Watch in 2014 by Creative Loafing and as one of the "Top 30 Under 30" by the Atlanta Business Chronicle in 2015, Westmoreland is an alum of LEAD Atlanta and New Leaders Council-Atlanta, and serves on the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Millennial Advisory Committee.
A lifelong and active member of Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, Matt lives in Midtown.