A veteran educator, John Musso never strayed from his dedication to young people. He received his bachelor’s degree in science and math with a focus on education from the University of Northern Colorado, a master’s in public administration from the University of Northern Colorado, and School Administrator Credential and Licensing from Western State College, Colorado.
He began his career as a mental health worker in a closed confinement treatment center for troubled adolescents. After earning his teaching certificate, he taught in the classroom, then became principal of an award-winning elementary school in Colorado, then a deputy superintendent.
As a school business official for 15 years in Colorado and then for the District of Columbia Public Schools, he gained experience in every aspect of school business, supervising the business support functions of school systems, including finance, transportation, procurement, technology, maintenance and operations, human resources, and nutrition services.
In addition, he led Title I and vocational education as a CFO. He was recognized with the Colorado Teacher of the Year Award and the Colorado School Business Official of the Year Award. He served as president of Colorado ASBO.
Musso came to ASBO International from the District of Columbia Public Schools, where he served for three years as chief financial officer, overseeing a $2 billion budget. He was no stranger to ASBO International when he accepted the position as executive director in 2006. He had been a long-time member of the association and had regularly attended the Annual Meeting & Expo, Eagle Institute, and the Leadership Conference (now the Executive Leadership Forum). He was a recipient of the 1994 Pinnacle Award and the 2001 International Eagle Award and had served on several ASBO International committees.