We are thrilled to welcome John Deasy as new Chief Executive Officer of Reset. John has been actively involved in Reset’s work over the past year, officially joining our Board in fall 2016. We’ve been grateful to have him onsite much of the winter, and are excited for the new horizons Reset will reach with John at the helm.

Hailing from Los Angeles, John brings a depth of expertise, leadership, and passion to the role. As Superintendent of LA Public Schools, the country’s second-largest school system, John was a fierce advocate for youth. He navigated a complex system to make changes that directly combatted LA’s school-to-prison pipeline—including reaching the highest ever academic achievement outcomes for students. Prior to LAUSD, John served as a Deputy Director at the Gates Foundation, on the 2008 Obama Transition Team, and as superintendent of three other urban districts. He began his 32-year career in public education as a teacher in juvenile prison.

Over a year ago, John began making plans to launch New Day, New Year—a movement with a mission and vision identical to Reset’s. As we got to know each other, we found an unparalleled level of alignment between our vision and approach: matching missions, core beliefs, culture. After exploring many options for working together to grow our impact, we’ve chosen a course we know will result in the greatest impact for the young people we serve. Please join us in welcoming John!

Combining our efforts is a natural fit. Blending our resources and offering life-altering programs fulfills our mutual goal to return young men to their communities as educated, purposeful, productive members. It is a privilege to lead Reset in its vision to change the culture of justice and education in America.” – John

Reset Co-Founders Jane Mitchell (former CEO) and Jen Anderson (former COO) will remain active and continue serving as members of Reset’s Board of Directors. We thank you for your support as we continue on our journey and work toward a new day for justice, together.

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