John White

John White

Chief Success Officer

Great Minds

John White serves as Chief Success Officer at Great Minds, the fast-growing developer of Eureka Math, Wit & Wisdom, Geodes, and other highly rated curricula used across the country. John’s role to assure the successful implementation of curriculum for millions of U.S. school children, leading the company’s professional services offerings, digital capabilities, research team, and virtual and in-person school models. John previously served as Louisiana State Superintendent of Education. Over nine years, he led nationally recognized efforts to unify the state’s fragmented early childhood system, to modernize curriculum, to professionalize educator preparation, to provide pathways to prosperity for all high school graduates, and to rebuild the New Orleans public school system in the decade following Hurricane Katrina.Prior to being named State Superintendent, John served as Superintendent of the Louisiana Recovery School District, leading the renovation of public schools in New Orleans in the years after Hurricane Katrina. He previously served under Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Chancellor Joel Klein as Deputy Chancellor for the New York City Department of Education and served as Executive Director of Teach For America – Chicago and Teach For America – New Jersey. He began his career as an English teacher at William L. Dickinson High School in Jersey City, New Jersey.