John has been an educator and leader in Los Angeles and New York City independent schools for 20 years. He is currently the Head of Lower School at Friends Seminary and has worked as a lower school teacher in grades 2, 3 and 4. John held positions as Curriculum Coordinator and Diversity Coordinator at the Trinity School in Manhattan and was an associate professor of education at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. John holds a B.A. from Miami University, OH, and M.Ed. from Loyola Marymount University. John joined the board in 2017 and serves on the Finance and Investment. He lives in Williamsburg with his husband, Bill, and their daughter, Dylan Rose.