Superintendent's Bio

  • John E. Deasy, Ph.D.
    Superintendent of Schools
    Stockton Unified School District

    Dr. John Deasy became superintendent of Stockton Unified School District on June 1, 2018. He is a former superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School district, Prince George’s County Public Schools in Maryland and Coventry Schools, Rhode Island.

    He is widely published and has won numerous awards for innovation and leadership and has been named, over the course of his career, Superintendent of the Year, High School Principal of the Year and Teacher of the Year.

    Dr. Deasy, 58, coaches current and emerging national education leaders. He is active on a number of boards, including UnboundED, College Summit and Cambiar. He is Board chair of Reset: New Day, New Year, an alternative prison for young men, and he is the editor-in-chief of The Line, a magazine dedicated to civil discourse on pressing social issues, including education and social justice.

    Dr. Deasy earned his Doctorate from the University of Louisville in Kentucky and has received additional degrees. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Providence College, Rhode Island. He has taught at universities and is a speaker at national education conferences addressing low-income communities. At Los Angeles, he was credited for his Youth First agenda and with raising student achievement and college readiness.

    Dr. Deasy and his wife, Patricia, have moved to Stockton from their Los Angeles home.