Robert’s favorite teacher growing up was Mrs. Cherry, his sixth-grade teacher in Goldsboro, North Carolina, because she loved her students and demanded excellence.
Now, Robert leads the Foundation’s programs for individual educators, including professional development opportunities, educator collaboration, and small grants to fund new courses. He oversees the Global Learning Fellowship and Grants to Educators programs.
He brings 17 years of philanthropic experience and 30 years of international experience to the Foundation. Robert’s unique perspective on education and leadership comes from conducting research in Brazil, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Mexico, Mozambique, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, and the United States. At the Foundation, Robert leverages his experience to help educators become leaders in the classroom and beyond.
Outside of work, he’s often found reading – he’s a fan of international mystery thrillers. Maybe they remind him of his own travels.