John E. Deasy, Ph.D.

John Deasy is the CEO of The Reset Foundation and Editor in Chief of The Line, a publication dedicated to promoting civil discourse in America’s communities of education, social justice, and entrepreneurship.

John E. Deasy consults for The Broad Center for the Management of School Systems as superintendent-in-residence, providing executive coaching to Center alumni leading urban public school systems and facilitating professional development sessions for The Broad Academy. Deasy has recently become the CEO of New Day New Year and The Reset Organization. Through this start up organization, he is opening a series of alternative juvenile correction facilities. The promise is to cut recidivism by 50 percent and have all youth return to community substance-free, resilient, employed, and on track to graduate high school or enroll in post-secondary education. Deasy is also the founding partner of Cambiar and the editor-in-chief of The Line. He was also superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, the nation’s second largest, where his “youth first” agenda is credited with raising achievement and graduation rates to record-high levels. Deasy previously served as superintendent in Prince George’s County Public Schools in Maryland, Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District in California and Coventry Public Schools in Rhode Island.