About Matthew Leftwich

Head of Academics

Matthew Leftwich currently serves as Head of Academics for KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools supporting academic strategy as a member of the School Performance and Academic Support Teams. Prior to this role, Matthew served KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools as the Achievement Director for Secondary Mathematics for four years, supporting secondary mathematics teachers and leaders across grades 5 through 12, and most recently as High School Achievement Director, coaching and developing the instructional leaders at KIPP Atlanta Collegiate.

Matthew began his career in education as a 2007 Teach for America Corps Member teaching eighth grade math for three years in Atlanta Public Schools. During this time, Matthew was awarded a Dobbs Fellowship to research, learn, and build the knowledge base for the 21st century classroom. Having developed a passion for secondary math instruction, Matthew moved to Chicago and taught high school math in the Noble Network of Charter Schools for six years. He then transitioned from the classroom into an Assistant Principal role overseeing 11th & 12th grade scholar academic performance, culture, and promotion in addition to coaching and developing teachers at those two grade levels. While with Noble, Matthew was selected to the team that authored new Math Pacing Plans and Interim Assessments aligned to the SAT for the seventeen high schools in the Noble Network during the summer of 2017. After eight years in Chicago, Matthew decided to return to the city where he began his work in education to join KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools in 2018. Matthew holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University where he majored in Information Science, Systems, and Technology within the College of Engineering.

Matthew cares deeply about building consistently engaging, affirming, and rigorous learning environments that empower every scholar with true choice when selecting their desired path toward college, career, and a fulfilling life.