John-Paul C. Hayworth is the Executive Director of the DC State Board of Education. He joined the Board in 2015 after serving in two mayoral administrations and on Capitol Hill. He most recently served as an adviser 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 as President of the National Council of State Board of Education Executives (NCSBEE).
Hayworth is a dedicated resident of the District of Columbia and an elected Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner for Single Member District 4C07. He moved to the Washington Metropolitan area permanently in 2003. He bought his first home in the District in 2009 when he fell in love with the charm and history of the Petworth neighborhood. Hayworth earned his BA from Baylor University in Texas and a MA from the University of Connecticut.
Hayworth has been involved in helping local government find solutions since he was appointed to a student position on the school board in his hometown of Olathe, Kansas. In the District, he has also served as a member of the District’s Soil and Water Conservation District Citizen Advisory Committee and as Chair of the Legislative Subcommittee.