Jason Esteves, a native Georgian, has the experience as a public school teacher and business lawyer to get real results for Atlanta’s children. As a former educator and business leader, Jason will bring students, teachers, parents, and administrators together to create meaningful change in Atlanta Public Schools.
After graduating from the University of Miami, Jason devoted himself to teaching at an underperforming school in a low-income neighborhood. Jason worked countless hours with students, teachers, and parents to ensure his kids had the resources they needed to succeed. Through his accomplishments in the classroom, Jason learned what it’s going to take to turn around Atlanta’s low-performing schools and give kids a truly high-quality education.
Today, Jason is a practicing attorney at the Atlanta law firm of McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, where he brings businesses, nonprofits, and individuals together to solve problems and get results. This, coupled with Jason’s service on the boards of KIPP South Fulton Academy, Georgia Appleseed's Young Professionals Council, and Georgia Hispanic Bar Association, show his belief in the power of bringing communities together to resolve conflicts and make progress. As a member of the Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education, Jason will implement the reforms and changes Atlanta’s schools need to provide students with the best classroom experience possible.
Jason was raised in Columbus, Georgia by his parents, Linda Sauri and Fernando Esteves, a retired Army veteran. At an early age, his parents instilled in him the importance of public service and a good education. Those values are the foundation upon which Jason serves today.
Jason is married to Ariel, a graduate of Kennesaw State University and Emory University’s School of Nursing graduate program. Jason met Ariel while he attended Emory Law School. Ariel provides healthcare to residents of metro Atlanta as a nurse practitioner at CVS Minute Clinic. Jason and Ariel are proud residents of northwest Atlanta.