As an educator, John R. Breitfeller saw the promise and unique talents that can be nurtured through high-quality early education. Believing every child deserves the same chance to develop and demonstrate their strengths, his passion led him to Educational First Steps. With 20 years as a business leader and 10 years in the classroom, John’s role as executive director allows him to combine his exceptional business, management and strategic skills with his educational experience for the betterment of young children across North Texas. To accomplish this, John gives his leadership team and program specialists the encouragement and support they need to develop and implement their ideas in the community. Ultimately, his goal for Educational First Steps is to help at-risk children achieve their full potential, in the classroom and in life.
John earned his Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He has also received an M.B.A. and Certification in Public Management from Stanford University.