A Kentucky educator and native, John is currently the Superintendent and Dean of K-12 students at Model Laboratory School at Eastern Kentucky University. Model has a stellar reputation of excellence. John is leading the initiative to renew and make comprehensive improvements in the areas of curriculum, operations, facilities and management, to ensure that students receive an education that is unrivaled. Additionally, he is developing and providing training and leadership for educators through Eastern Kentucky University’s College of Education. Previously, John served as the Vice President for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment with The College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) Program. In this role, he oversaw the curriculum and content development process for 38 AP courses, and specifically led the development of two AP courses, AP Seminar and AP Research, part of the AP Capstone Diploma program. John is the former superintendent of Fort Thomas Independent Schools. Prior to this role, he served as curriculum director, assistant principal and AP teacher in a multiple school districts—large and small as well as rural and suburban. He has also worked on curriculum and assessment development for the Kentucky Department of Education. Additionally, he remains active as an adjunct English faculty member. John holds Master’s degrees in Educational Administration and English from Columbia University (NY) and Morehead State University (KY) respectively.