CEO, Division of School Facilities
NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
John T. Shea has been the CEO of the New York City Department of Education, Division of School Facilities since August, 2008. The New York City Department of Education is the largest K-12 school district in the United States, with 1.1 million students, and a portfolio of 1300 buildings with a total of 130M square feet of managed space.
Before the DOE John spent twelve years as the Executive Director of Facilities for the Nassau County Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), the largest regional school district in New York State. Prior to BOCES, he was a Technical Manager for the Aramark Cooperation in their Educational Services division. John started his career in the maritime industry as an engineer, supervising ship repair and construction both domestically and internationally. He has a BS in Marine Engineering from the United States Merchant Marine Academy, from where he graduated in 1989, and is a former officer in the United States Naval Reserve.