Patrick St. John

Creative & Online Communications Director

On March 28, 2011, Patrick St. John joined the Schott Foundation for Public Education. Through his expertise in design, messaging and digital strategy, Patrick plays a key role in developing and expanding the Foundation's online and social networking presence and support for its grantees as well as partners in the National Opportunity To Learn Campaign.

Patrick's passion and commitment for our mission have been well evidenced throughout his career, including his previous consulting work for Schott on our websites and the 2008 Black boys report Given Half a Chance.

Prior to coming to Schott, Patrick was the Creative Director for EchoDitto, a consulting firm based in Boston and Washington, DC, where he managed its creative team. Under his leadership, they crafted everything from websites to iPhone apps for their clients, who were primarily social change and non-profit organizations. As a freelance consultant he's designed websites, reports, and built email templates for groups like the National Black Justice Association, the Progressive States Network, and several state and federal electoral campaigns.

A graduate of Moravian College in political science and graphic design, Patrick is no stranger to advocacy - he has been an education reform activist and organizer since he was in high school. He has spent his activist career advocating for more accessibility and democracy in education, from kindergarten through college. Patrick regularly presents workshops on education and graphic design.

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