Rochester School Board, NY
Robert is an advocate, mentor, and educator. He taught at two district schools, Leadership Academy for Young Men and Vanguard High School. He has also served as a Counselor in the Higher Education Opportunity Program at Keuka College. These experiences have exposed him to the consequences of at-promised kids being underserved by the K-12 system. He is pursuing a Ph.D. in Education at the University of Rochester’s Warner School of Education to further explore how Rochester can ensure every student in the Rochester City School District graduates career or college-ready. He cares deeply about the unfulfilled needs of every student in the district. This is why he is running for a seat on the Rochester City School District School Board. If elected, he plans to focus on trauma-informed practices, restorative justice in discipline efforts, expanding quality after-school programs, and special education reform.