President, Catholic Virtual
John Brainard is the President of Catholic Virtual. He is a retired school administrator and educator. John served in both public and Catholic education for 35 years as a Secondary Math Teacher, Principal, Executive Director for Assessment and Research, and Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Pueblo, Colorado. John holds a degree in Mathematics from the University of Southern Colorado, and a Master’s Degree in Education from Adams State College, and School Administration from the University of Northern Colorado. John has also taught for Adams State College, Colorado State University, University of Northern Colorado, and the University of Phoenix. In the classroom and online, John’s focus was on School Administration, School Finance, Models of Instruction, and School Law. John has
been involved with Virtual Schools of Excellence (VSOE) as the Principal at St. Therese Catholic School since 2010 and was honored to be named VSOE Administrator of the Year in 2017. John currently resides in Southern Colorado with his wife Carol, a retired elementary school principal.