High Tech High
Robert (Rob) Riordan is the Dean of the HTH GSE. Rob has worked as a teacher, trainer, and program developer for 35 years. He is one of the founders of High Tech High, and served as special assistant to the principle at the Cambridge (MA) Rindge and Latin School (CRLS), overseeing the re-design of that high school into five small schools. Earlier, as a teacher at CRLS, Rob developed an award-winning center and two high-school internship programs, for which he was named National School to Work Practioner of the Year in 1994. He is co-author, with Adria Steinberg and Kathleen Cushman, of Schooling for the Read World: The Essential Guide to Rigorous and Relevant Learning (Jossey Bass, 1999). Rob was a lead researcher and then Director of the New Urban High School Project. He earned his M.A.T. and doctorate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and his bachelor's degree from Haverford College.