Pre-Academy Role: Deputy Chancellor, Strategy, New York City Department of Education
Post-Academy Role: Superintendent, Recovery School District, La.
In January 2012, John White was appointed State Superintendent of Education for the State of Louisiana. Prior to this role, he served as Superintendent of the Recovery School District of Louisiana.
White previously served as the deputy chancellor for talent, labor and innovation at the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE). He was responsible for human capital development, management of the school portfolio and management of the Innovation Zone, a network of schools piloting industry-changing products. Before that role, White served as CEO in the office of portfolio development for NYCDOE, where he was responsible for developing new schools, closing failing schools and adjusting grade levels, enrollments and locations of existing schools. White also served as Deputy COO for NYCDOE.
Prior to joining NYCDOE, White served as executive director for Teach For America Chicago and Teach For America New Jersey and served on the organization's national Strategy Committee.