Bob previously served as a middle school teacher, instructional coach and curriculum coordinator in the Westerville City School District, in Westerville, Ohio. As the district's middle school instructional coach, he worked to build district-wide capacity to enact sound assessment and grading practices.
Bob also facilitated Assessment for Learning teams and led in the district's development of clear learning targets based on the Ohio middle school Academic Content Standards. Bob holds a M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction from Ashland University and received his B.A. from Muskingum College. He is certified to teach 7-12 biology, history, and business. He has also completed training with Jim Knight's Instructional Coaching Institute as well as the Assessment Training Institute/Leading professional Development.
Bob has presented at numerous national and regional conferences, including The National Middle School Association; The Assessment Training Institute, Summer Conference; Battelle for Kids, National Value Added Conference; The Ohio School Boards Association; Ohio Gifted and Talented Conference; and The Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators.
Bob works with an average of six hundred teachers each week! He is often complimented on his numerous classroom strategies, research based examples, and his down to earth approach to professional development.
When Bob is not on the road with Align, Assess, Achieve, you can likely find him in a stream, fishing. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Tawnya and their four children.