Matt Skinner is the President of Heritage Preparatory School, a position he assumed in June 2016. He has been in Christian education for the past 25 years, 20 of those years leading PK-12 traditional and classical Christian schools with enrollments ranging from 150 to 850 students. Prior to leading Heritage Preparatory School, Matt served as Headmaster of Heritage School in Fredericksburg, Texas, Hilton Head Christian Academy in Hilton Head, South Carolina, Landmark Christian School in Fairburn, Georgia and Bracken Christian School in Bulverde, Texas. Prior to his calling into Christian education, Matt spent ten years as a Certified Public Accountant working with a variety of corporate and private clients throughout the southwest. He is also an ordained minister and served as the first Executive Pastor of Braelinn Church in Peachtree City, Georgia (now Dogwood Church). Matt holds a BBA from the University of Texas-Arlington (1986) and a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from Covenant College (2002). Matt has been married for thirty-five years to Tracy and they have three children.
Erin Hames is the Headmaster at Heritage Preparatory School, a classical Christian school in Atlanta, GA. She previously served as the President of ReformEd, a law and consulting firm focused on improving educational opportunities and outcomes for children and students. Prior to launching ReformEd, Erin served as Governor Deal’s Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy and, prior to that, as Governor Perdue’s Policy Director and Chief of Staff at the Georgia Department of Education. Erin started her career as a middle school teacher where she was named as her school’s First Year Teacher of the Year. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia College of Education and a law degree from Georgia State University College of Law. She also earned a Women’s Certificate from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary where she served as President of the Women’s Fellowship.
Erin is a member of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia where she chairs the Committee on Academic Affairs, the State Bar of Georgia, the GeorgiaCAN Advisory Board, and the advisory board for the Atlanta Speech School. She previously served as an adjunct faculty member at the Georgia Institute of Technology where she taught a STEM Education Policy course. She received the 2016 Professional Achievement Award from the University of Georgia’s College of Education, was a member of the 2013 40 Under 40 Class by the University of Georgia’s Alumni Association and was selected as a 2010 Henry Toll Fellow by the Council of State Governments. She and her husband, Ben, natives of Clarksville, Georgia live in Atlanta with their two young children, Isaac and Rachel.