Dr. John W. Staley has been involved in mathematics education for the past 30 years as a secondary mathematics teacher and district leader in private and public school settings in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Maryland He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at George Mason University, Loyola University, UMBC, and Morgan State University. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of Maryland, College Park; Masters in Secondary Education from Temple University; Ph. D. from George Mason University in Mathematics Education Leadership. During his career he has presented at state, national, and international conferences; served on many committees and tasks forces; facilitated workshops and professional development sessions on a variety of topics; received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching Mathematics and Science; and served as President for NCSM, the mathematics education leadership organization. He is currently serving as the vice chair for the U.S. National Commission on Mathematics Instruction.
He and his wife Karen have three children Jonathan, Alexis, and Mariah, and is PopPop to Bevelyn Shennai. He truly believes that ALL students can be successful in mathematics.