Last updated on: 7/14/2011 | Author: ProCon.org

John E. Deasy, PhD Biography

Title:
Superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District
Position:
Pro to the question "Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?"
Reasoning:

“In mitigating the possible decrease of milk consumption by students [due to banning flavored milk], District Staff will be involved in various awareness campaigns via different mediums on the importance of drinking milk which is a high source of calcium and other essential nutrients.”

Letter to the members of the Los Angeles Board of Education, www.latimes.com, Apr. 26, 2011

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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Superintendent, Los Angeles Unified School District, Aug. 2010-present
  • Former Deputy Director of Education, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, 2009-2010
  • Fellow, Aspen Institute’s Entrepreneurial Leaders in Education Program
  • Annenberg Fellow Superintendent
  • Superintendent, Prince George’s County Public Schools (Maryland), 2006-2008
  • Recipient, Alumni Fellows Award, University of Louisville, 2007
  • Superintendent, Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (California), July 2001-Apr. 2006
  • Superintendent, Coventry Public Schools (Rhode Island), 1996-2001
  • Principal, Coventry High School, 1993-1995
  • Principal, Lake George Junior/Senior High School (Lake George, NY), 1989-1993
  • Director of Personnel, Coventry Public Schools, 1987-1989
  • Assistant Principal and Dean of Students, LaSalle Military Academy, 1984-1987
Education:
  • PhD, Education, University of Louisville, 2004
  • MA, Education Administration, Providence College, 1987
  • BA, Biology and Chemistry Education, Providence College
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should Flavored Milk Be Available in Schools?