Bob received his Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Drake University in Iowa. From 1976 to 1993 he and his wife Terri operated the Rivendell School in Colorado, designed to allow each child to achieve his or her academic potential and become a responsible and contributing member of society. The school began with 7 students and grew to 240 students in preschool through eighth grade. In 1994 Bob was hired as the director of the elementary program at Sedona Montessori School, which led to his becoming the Principal Educator for Sedona Charter School’s Lower Elementary classroom when the school opened in 1995. Montessori teachers from throughout the state come to observe and learn from Bob’s class, which has developed a reputation as a model of student choice within a safe and dynamic structure, where students develop responsibility, independence, and a strong foundation in academics, arts, and music.
Federal status: Highly Qualified K-8 Instructor
Montessori Qualifications: American Montessori Society certified, Ages 6 to 9. Trained through CMTE/NY
Arizona certifications: Standard Elementary Education, K-8
Endorsements: Reading Specialist and Structured English Immersion, K-12