Robert has been involved in the charter school movement since its early years. He works with leading national charter school management organizations, state and national charter school policy leaders, and authorizers to shape the landscape for market growth. In addition to his national strategic effort, Robert supports our clients to strengthen their governance, oversight and policy work. When you work with Robert, you have the opportunity to work with a 20 year plus national veteran of our movement who has started and helped turnaround charter schools across our nation. He is a passionate charter advocate for children, who brings significant experience to the table. Because of is his more than 34 years of military leadership, you will find Robert to be candid, professional, with an outside of the box, thoughtful approach to getting things done.
Robert is a sought after speaker at state and national charter school conferences, is a reviewer of charter school applications and has taught charter school leaders on the topics of leadership, board governance, enrollment and retention and more. Prior to joining ACD, he was the SVP of Renaissance School Services, a national leader in charter school turnaround, and was with SABIS® Educational Systems, an international educational management organization. He was also a former Adjunct Professor in the Business Department of Siena College in Albany, New York. Robert holds a Bachelors’ Degree from Rochester Institute of Technology and a Master’s Degree from Marist College.