The only organization dedicated solely to helping state boards advance equity and excellence in public education.

John-Paul Hayworth


John-Paul C. Hayworth is the executive director of the DC State Board of Education. He joined the state board in 2015 after serving in two mayoral administrations and on Capitol Hill, including as an advisor on federal, congressional and local affairs specializing in education, economic development and budget issues. He also represents the District of Columbia on the US Department of Education Mid-Atlantic Regional Advisory Committee and is president of the National Council of State Board of Education Executives (NCSBEE).


Latest Contributions

Woman talking on panel at meeting. Image credit: iStock

NCSBEE Voice: Ombudsman Provides Key Link for Families

By Giselle Miranda, John-Paul Hayworth and Serena Hayes

The state education ombudsman model that DC is using can be adapted in any state.



Women on board speaking to meeting

NCSBEE Voice: Arts

By Image of Alicia Williams and John-Paul Hayworth

All too often, arts programs are the first on the chopping block when schools struggle financially. Some states, however, are requiring schools to provide arts-related information on their statewide school report card.