Esteves works as assistant general counsel at Equifax and was first elected to the school board in 2013. In November, he was unopposed in the race to retain his at-large seat 9.
Esteves taught in Houston with the Teach for America program after graduating from the University of Miami.
He serves on the boards of Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials, or GALEO, and the Latin American Association.
He takes over the chairman post from Courtney English, another former TFA teacher who ran unsuccessfully for an Atlanta City Council post instead of seeking to return to the school board. Former board vice chairman Nancy Meister nominated Esteves to be chairman, praising him as an "outstanding colleague" as well as dependable and transparent.
The board unanimously selected returning board member Eshé Collins as the new vice chairman. Meister will lead the board’s budget commission.
The new board includes six incumbents and three newcomers. All nine were sworn in Monday in front of an audience of about 75 family members and Atlanta school employees.
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