John Chubb

President, National Association of Independent Schools

As president of the National Association of Independent Schools, Dr. John Chubb ensures that the association provides leadership and resources that help independent schools thrive. NAIS provides services to more than 1,700 schools and associations of schools in the United States and abroad, including 1,400 independent private K-12 schools in the U.S. 

Throughout his career, John has advocated tirelessly on behalf of students. He taught and mentored students at Stanford, Princeton, and Johns Hopkins. For 15 years, he worked in schools, partnering with teachers and principals to improve student learning in Edison Schools. He has studied and worked in schools small and large; in independent, traditional public, and charter schools; in well-funded and poorly resourced schools; in struggling and thriving schools. He has worked with several prestigious think tanks, including The Brookings Institution; the Hoover Institution, Stanford University; and Education Sector, where he served as interim CEO before joining NAIS. 

A prolific writer, John’s work has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and many other media outlets. He has written numerous books about education. His most recent book is The Best Teachers in the World: Why We Don’t Have Them and How We Could.