Dr. John Deasy is superintendent of Stockton Unified School District in California.
He is a former superintendent of the Los Angeles USD, the Santa Monica-Malibu USD, Prince George’s County Public Schools in Maryland and Coventry Schools, Rhode Island.
Deasy has focused school improvement efforts on child-centered, outcomes-based practices, including alternative assessment, school-to-work transition programs and interdisciplinary instruction. He has been named, over the course of his career, Superintendent of the Year, High School Principal of the Year and Teacher of the Year.
Dr. Deasy, 58, coaches current and emerging national education leaders. He is active on a number of boards, including UnboundED, College Summit and Cambiar. He is Board chair of Reset: New Day, New Year, an alternative prison for young men, and he is on the editorial advisory board of The Line, a magazine dedicated to civil discourse on pressing issues in education.
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