Program Profiles
John Covington

Pre-Program Information


Previous Title
Superintendent
Previous Organization
Pueblo School District Number 60
Previous Organization Sector
School District

The Broad Academy 2008


The educational stewardship of the nation’s youth rests on the shoulders of public school superintendents. Their success and the success of their districts may very well determine the future of our economy and the freedoms we all enjoy and take for granted.

When John Covington took the reins of Kansas City Schools, the district faced bankruptcy and roughly 75 percent of its students were not proficient in reading and mathematics. John led the district through tremendous growth, and within his first year, students made the greatest gains on state assessments since the beginning of their use. He subsequently helped launch the Education Achievement Authority of Michigan as the founding superintendent.

Pre-Program Information


Previous Title
Superintendent
Previous Organization
Pueblo School District Number 60
Previous Organization Sector
School District