Based in Washington, D.C., where AFC is headquartered, John Schilling leads the staff and the organizations’ activities in the states and D.C. as President of the organization.

John has been with AFC since January 2007 and has been working in the education reform movement for more than 20 years. He served four years as Associate State Superintendent and Chief of Policy at the Arizona Department of Education, was Chief of Staff for Education Leaders Council in Washington, D.C., and operated his own consulting firm that focused on education reform. John has worked extensively in elective politics at the federal and state levels, for two Members of Congress and a U.S. Senator, and two state governments. John graduated in 1986 from the University of San Diego with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia.