John Ramos served as Superintendent of Schools in Connecticut’s largest city, Bridgeport. Under his leadership, the school district and supporting community developed an aggressive strategic plan that endorsed a focused mission to graduate all students college ready and prepared to succeed in life.
Prior to serving in Bridgeport, John was Deputy Commissioner for Educational Programs and Services for the Connecticut State Department of Education, Superintendent of the Watertown (CT) Public Schools Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction for Norwalk (CT) Public Schools, and Principal of Norwalk High School, and consultant for the Academy for Educational Development (Washington, D.C.) and the South African Department of Education. Since leaving Bridgeport, John has served as Interim Superintendent in Groton (CT), CEO/Principal of the Middle East International School in Doha, Qatar and, most recently, Superintendent of Schools in the School District of South Orange and Maplewood (NJ).
John received his doctorate in Educational Administration from Teachers College, Columbia University, where he has served as an adjunct professor; his M.P.A. in Public Administration from the University of Rhode Island and a bachelor’s degree in English and American Literature from Brown University. As
Founder and President of the Equity and Excellence Imperative (EEI), Dr. Ramos provides consultant and interim services to educational, community and business organizations in the global marketplace.