John has a master’s in teaching from the School forInternational Training, a master’s inorganizational learning from George Mason University, and a bachelor’s from the University of Washington in history, with minors in geography and Japanese.
John participated in choirs in middle school and college and has played/practiced the guitar over the years. He is currently taking trumpet and piano lessons. John was a supporter of thearts as PTA President of Mt. Vernon Community School in Alexandria, VA, where his son playedthe clarinet. He was also a chaperonefor competitions of his son’s middle school jazz band anda member of the Alexandria City High School Band Boosters, where his son was a versatile musician, playing the bass clarinet in the symphonic band and serving as pit captain of the percussion section of the marching band.