John Wilson

Chairman, Purple America, Retired Executive Director, NEA

Mr. Wilson, a long time special education teacher for almost 11 years recently retired as executive director of the National Education Association who, having served on its Board of Directors and Executive Committee.  Chair of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills and the Learning First Alliance, he was the 2006 recipient of  3E Institute’s Educator 500 President’s Award  for being “a true entrepreneurial educator.”  He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina with a B.S. degree in education and a master’s degree.