John Richard, Ed.D., Deputy Superintendent

John Richard, Ed.D., Deputy Superintendent

John Richard, Ed.D., Ohio’s deputy state superintendent of public instruction, believes every Ohio school and district should have outstanding leaders. Thirty years of experience as a classroom teacher, assistant principal, principal, district human resources director, assistant superintendent, and superintendent fuel that passion. 

As a district leader in Northeast Ohio’s Perry Local Schools, Richard expanded his students’ options for success through initiatives such as a district Army ROTC program, International Baccalaureate program and opportunities for high school students to earn early college credit. From 2005-2013, he saw steady gains in student performance in that district.

Serving as a senior executive director and associate superintendent for the Ohio Department of Education from 2013-2015, he led the review and revision of Ohio’s Operating Standards for Schools and served as the Department’s liaison for Academic Distress Commissions governing the improvement efforts of two Ohio school districts. Most recently, he served as the associate executive director of the Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators, where he oversaw professional development for high school principals.

Richard speaks frequently about research highlighting strong leadership and how excellent educational leadership is critical to students’ lives and Ohio’s future.

Richard has a bachelor’s degree from Mount Union College and a master’s degree from Cleveland State University. He earned his doctorate of education in educational leadership from the University of Akron.


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