Eric Hornberger is currently serving a
second term representing the Ashburn District on the Loudoun County School
Board after being first elected in November 2011 and then re-elected in
November 2015. Eric also served as
School Board Chairman from 2012-2016. He
currently Chairs both the Board’s Ad Hoc Committee on the Academies of Loudoun
and Charter School Committee. Eric also
serves on the Board’s Legislative & Policy Committee.
Eric is proud to claim Ashburn and
Loudoun County as his home for the past twelve years. He grew up in San Diego, CA, where he earned
a B.A. in History/Political Science from Point Loma Nazarene University. He went on to serve as a Peace Corps Volunteer
in Guinea, West Africa. Upon his return,
he worked at Peace Corps headquarters as a Program Manager in the Office of
Private Sector Relations while earning a M.A. in International Affairs from the
American University in Washington, DC.
For the past 18 years, Eric has worked
for the Mustard Seed Foundation, a private family foundation based in Falls
Church. His work has included
establishing offices for the Foundation in China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, the
Philippines and Singapore, supervising an international staff team, and
managing a variety of giving programs.
For the past ten years, Eric has served as Executive Director of the
An active advocate for the interests of
Ashburn, Eric is proud of his service as parent activist and community
leader. Eric helped lead a successful
civic group, Ashburn Farm Parents United, in advocating for sensible school
boundaries and community-based schools.
Included in these accomplishments was the successful advocacy for three
new schools in northern Ashburn that eventually became known as Discovery
Elementary, Trailside Middle and Riverside High Schools to address chronic
school overcrowding. He also served for three years on the Board of Trustees of
the Ashburn Farm Association, one of the largest homeowners’ associations in
Loudoun County, including serving two years as its president.
Eric, his wife Paula, and their three
children relocated to Ashburn in 2004 after living abroad in Singapore. Paula is a teacher with Loudoun County Public
Schools and their three children have either graduated from or currently
attending local public schools. Eric and
his family attend Ashburn Presbyterian Church.
Eric enjoys his role as husband and
father, as well as serving his community, exploring the world, and being a