Federal McKinney-Vento Program Coordinator
U.S. Department of Education

John McLaughlin has been the federal coordinator of the McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program since March 2008 and also for the neglected or delinquent program through 2015. He has been an educator and administrator in the fields of ESL, at-risk education, teacher education and service learning. He received his doctorate in education from Temple University with a focus on second language education. Dr. McLaughlin began his career as a counselor at a group home for runaway and at-risk youth in New Haven, Connecticut in 1988. He received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Yale University, and master’s degrees in public administration from International Christian University in Tokyo, Japan, and advanced Japanese studies from Sheffield University (UK) School of East Asian Studies.

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