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John Fanning

Director of Post-Secondary Access and Success


John Fanning is Aspire’s Director of Post-Secondary Access and Success, leading the expansion and development of Aspire’s post-secondary strategies, including: alumni tracking and support, college match, college affordability, collaborations with higher ed institutions, post-secondary transition support, and college knowledge development for students and families. Prior to joining Aspire, John was a high school teacher, counselor, college advisor, department chair, and Assistant Principal at public schools in Chicago and the Bay Area, and was also Director of The Partners Program at The College Preparatory School, a non-profit educational support program working with middle school students in West Oakland.