Chief Operating Officer, Alliance Education Services, Inc.
Justin H. Matthews, M.Ed.
Mr. Justin Matthews has served as a public school educator in the Southeast for the past twenty-four
years. He has held the positions of CEO/Executive Director, Region Director, Founding K-12
Principal, Chief of Operations, Principal, and Assistant Principal, while also serving as an
elementary and high school teacher in his career. Over the course of his career, Mr. Matthews has
been directly responsible for the successful construction of over three million square feet of charter
school facilities, numerous gymnasiums, sports fields, cafeterias, playgrounds, and other similar
developments valued at over three hundred million dollars in financing for charter schools, most
recently one of the first stand-alone new charter school bond financings in history with a twenty-four
million dollar bond issuance for Southwest Charlotte STEM Academy, a fifty-one million dollar
issuance for Avant Garde Academy, and a thirty-four million dollar issuance for Mountain Island Charter
School. Mr. Matthews regularly works nationally with multiple schools and state entities through
his 501c3 Non-Profit consulting firm Alliance Education Services, and with Cognia/AdvancED as a
Lead External Review Evaluator. He was the 2010 National Innovation Principal of the Year.
Schools under his leadership have won numerous national awards in the areas of academics,
parent choice, school culture, and operations.