John Dilworth of Montgomery, Alabama, earned undergraduate and master’s degrees in Education at Northwestern and completed post-masters study at NSU, LSU-Shreveport, Louisiana Tech and Grambling. He is currently the Superintendent of Montgomery Public Schools in Montgomery, Ala., where he is the instructional and operational leader for Alabama’s third largest school district. He manages 58 schools with 32,000 students and 4,500 employees and is engaged is a $364 million building program. In one year, his district increased advanced placement enrollment by 53 percent and he continues to improve student achievement and community support.

Dilworth began his career as a teacher and coach in the Caddo Public Schools and served as principal and assistant principal at four Caddo schools before being named chief operating officer for Caddo Public Schools. Before his appointment in Alabama, Dilworth was Vice President for University Affairs at Northwestern, where he oversaw the physical plant, health and environmental issues, new construction and renovation.