Robert Kimball

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Title: Deputy Director of Charter Schools

Office: 201 Front Ave. SW, Suite 310, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Phone: 616-331-8549



As Deputy Director of Charter Schools, Rob is responsible for leading oversight of all GVSU authorized schools and managing the strategic development of GVSU’s portfolio of charter schools. Previously, Rob served as the Director of Research and Measurement in the GVSU Charter Schools Office where he lead the development of and designed GVSU’s contract performance reporting system. In spring 2011, Rob was nationally recognized as one of the top 30 education innovators under 30 years old.

A graduate of Northwestern University School of Education and Social Policy’s Learning Sciences MA program, Rob worked as a consultant for a KIPP charter school in Chicago and was an Education Pioneers fellow in the summer of 2009. Prior to pursuing graduate studies, Rob taught in traditional public middle and high schools, led a non-profit summer camp, taught alpine skiing in Colorado, was a public affairs editor for the U.S. Department of Interior in Washington, DC, and earned basic certification in wildland firefighting in Utah. Rob completed his BA and teacher certification with high distinction at the University of Michigan.