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Matt Meyer biography: 13 things about Berkeley Federation of Teachers president

Matt Meyer is a white man from has lived in different parts of the United States including California, Ohio and Washington, D.C. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He is originally from Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. (a)
  2. He lives in Oakland, Alameda County, California. (b)
  3. He attended Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. (b)
  4. From 2003 to 2006, he worked at Cesar Chavez Public High School for Public Policy in Washington, D.C. (b)
  5. After working as a teacher in Ohio and in Washington, D.C., he moved to California and became an economics teacher in Berkeley High School in Berkeley, Alameda County. (a)
  6. He has a daughter born in 2018. (c)
  7. In 2019, he was elected as the president of Berkeley Federation of Teachers. (a)
  8. In June 2020, his daughter started attending an in-person preschool, according to a group called Guerilla Momz, a group of mothers who want schools in Berkeley to immediately return to in-person learning five days a week during the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. (c)
  9. His daughter started her preschool in August 2020, he said on March 1, 2021. (d)
  10. In February 2021, Berkeley Federation of Teachers agreed with the Berkeley Unified School District to reopen public schools in Berkeley on March 29, 2021 for preschool students through second grade, on April 12, 2021 for grades 3 through 9 and on April 19, 2021 for grades 10 through 12. On February 16, 2021, he described the plan as the gold standard and said, “Social distancing, mask-wearing and vaccinations for adults will create the safest environment for in-person education for the end of this year.” (e)
  11. On February 18, 2021, Guerilla Momz took a video of him dropping off his 2-year-old daughter for in-person learning at a private preschool while public schools in Berkeley are still closed. (b)
  12. On February 27, 2021, Guerilla Momz published a YouTube video showing him dropping off his 2-year-old daughter at a private preschool on February 18, 2021. (c)
  13. On February 28, 2021, he said the people following him and his daughter scared his kid and the others in the vicinity and described their action as “super inappropriate.” He said, “I have my two-year-old in preschool. Unfortunately, there are not public schools for kids her age. We are excited that we will be reopening soon with a plan that our members and the district supports.” (f)



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