Rob Riordan

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Nominated by:  Sam Duell

Rob Riordan helped found High Tech High (HTH) in 2001, a San Diego network of public charter schools. In 2006, HTH became the first in the nation to create a graduate school of education wholly situated within a community of K-12 schools, for which Rob served as president and a founding faculty member. Alumni from its programs have gone on to lead schools across the country, to pursue rigorous research in their own classrooms, and to transform their schools to be more student-­centered, teacher-­led and focused on deeper learning.  In 2016 alone, GSE degree and credentialing programs impacted more than 27 schools, facilitated training for 1,118 individuals from 33 states, and supported 11 different countries through differentiated residencies and trainings.

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