Program Profiles
John White

Current Title
Superintendent
Current Organization
Louisiana Department of Education

Pre-Program Information


Previous Title
Deputy Chancellor
Previous Organization
New York City Department of Education
Previous Organization Sector
School District

The Broad Academy 2010


Excellent preparation for life is not just an issue of individual civil rights; it is an imperative for our nation's future. In an increasingly competitive world, making this promise to every child and every family means that schools and school systems require the capabilities we would expect of any other organization on whose shoulders rest our security and our aspirations. In order to achieve this, adults will have to change and leaders will have to lead that change.

As deputy chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, John White helped the district turn around underperforming schools and open 100 new schools that offered more personalized learning through the use of technology. He applied his experience in reinvigorating schools when he was named superintendent of the Recovery School District in Louisiana, a state-run district created to improve the state’s lowest-performing schools. John continues to focus on serving the state’s neediest students as Louisiana’s state superintendent of education, creating an ambitious plan to put every student on track to college or a professional career. Dubbed Louisiana Believes, the plan provides a roadmap for educators to follow to achieve unprecedented results in record time.

More about John White

John White – Turning listening into lessons, The Broad Center Blog, February 28, 2018

Since 2012, John White has led the teams that support the district administrators, principals and teachers serving the state’s 700,000 students as he visits, observes and learns from school districts across the state of Louisiana as superintendent of the Louisiana Department of Education.

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Education Superintendent John White gets positive job review from BESE for sixth straight year, The Advocate, August 15, 2018

State Superintendent of Education John White got a positive job review for the sixth consecutive year. Read more.

Louisiana needs more women in top education posts, Education Superintendent John White says, The Advocate, May 30, 2018

John White, Louisiana state superintendent of education, talks about the need for more women in leadership positions within education. Read more.

Opinion: States don’t measure what kids actually know. That needs to change, The Hill, April 3, 2018

John C. White, Louisiana state superintendent of education, shares his opinion on reading assessments. Read more.

Current Title
Superintendent
Current Organization
Louisiana Department of Education

Pre-Program Information


Previous Title
Deputy Chancellor
Previous Organization
New York City Department of Education
Previous Organization Sector
School District