Robert is a native of Bethlehem, PA and has over twenty years of experience working within education. In 2013 Robert co-founded Executive Education Academy Charter School (EEACS). EEACS is a K-12 public charter school that serves students from the Lehigh Valley. Robert also currently supports Pittsburgh Public Schools with developing consulting services for its alternative education populations. Over his career he has extensive experience working with school districts, charter schools and specialized schools.
Prior to EEACS he co – founded Success Schools and was the company Chief Operations Officer from April of 2010 to August, 2013. His responsibilities consisted of company culture and oversight, business development, management and accountability for school operations across the country. His supervision consisted of ten schools, located in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, York, Richmond and Washington, DC.
Prior to Success Schools Robert was the co–founder and Vice President of Operations for Camelot Education from February 2004 to 2010. His responsibilities consisted of supervising the daily operations of the Alternative Education Division. Robert supervised 3000 students, 250 employees, and twelve schools. Additional responsibilities included managing human resources, budget, facility management, academics, support services and supervising the twelve campus directors for the division. He also ensured that the schools were in compliance with all the standards and regulations applicable. Prior to his promotion to VP Robert was the company Chief Operations Officer and he supervised the daily operations of three alternative schools, six therapeutic day schools, and three residential programs in five states supervising 2000 students, 250 staff at 12 sites nationally. His responsibilities also included growth and development of Camelot’s newest acquired Residential Treatment Centers, Alternative Education Programs, and Therapeutic Day Schools in Kansas, New Jersey, Virginia, Louisiana and Illinois by immersing himself and a team in the above listed locations until the programs became stabilized. Other responsibilities included management of twelve campus directors, human resources, group living, academics, facility management, and support services departments. Also responsibility for division budgets; management of the hiring/firing, training of all employees; coordination with inspectors and surveyors from state regulatory agencies and JCAHO to ensure that programs are in compliance with all the standards and regulations applicable.
Prior to working for Camelot Robert worked in numerous other administrative roles within education and developed and managed schools in Texas, Florida, Tennessee, and Puerto Rico. Throughout his career Robert has been training school district personnel in culture, climate, normative systems and crisis management and is considered a thought leader in the field.
Robert also worked as a police officer for five years where he was a field-training officer, crimes against children investigator and gang officer. Robert currently holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Lock Haven University.