Director of High School Partnerships
John is a fierce advocate for educational equity and access and deeply believes in the potential of people. Most recently, John supported the talent recruitment efforts for a portfolio of schools across several states in the Northeastern region of the country. Prior to this work, John served as the Director of Recruitment and Selection for a charter network based in East Harlem, NYC where he was responsible for leading the recruitment and selection of full-time and part-time staff across several schools and programs. In addition to talent recruitment, John has worked as a Dean of School Culture with Achievement First and a Manager of Teacher Leadership Development with Teach For America in New Orleans.
John began his career in education as a middle school English teacher through Teach For America. A Mississippi native, John earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Xavier University of Louisiana, a master’s degree in Education Policy and Leadership from American University, and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy degree in K-12 Educational Leadership and Administration at The University of Mississippi.