Dr. Rob Anderson is a dedicated educator with deep experience at every level of public education over the last two decades. As a teacher, an assistant principal, a principal, and an administrator, Anderson has devoted his career to ensuring that every student gets the same kind of opportunity that allowed him to thrive.
He currently serves as superintendent of Boulder Valley School District in Colorado. Prior to that, Anderson was deputy superintendent of academics in Fulton County, Ga. There, he helped lead a district that has narrowed achievement gaps in the graduation rate, increased college and career readiness for students of all ages, improved ACT performance for four consecutive years, and expanded access to Advanced Placement and dual enrollment courses.
Anderson’s passion for public education is rooted in his own experience. Growing up in poverty in a small town in Florida, he saw firsthand the power of education to change lives. After graduating from the University of Central Florida, Anderson knew he wanted to give other students the support and opportunity his teachers gave him. He started his career as a Title I math and science teacher in Orlando, Fla., rising through the ranks of Orange County Public Schools to serve as a department chair, administrative dean, assistant principal, and principal.
As principal at Lake Nona High School, Anderson led the development of challenging, engaging programs that set all students up for success in higher education and the career of their choice. Among them: a Collegiate Academy that allowed students to earn an associate’s degree when they graduate from high school, a Health Career Pathway that gave students the ability to earn industry certification upon graduation, and an International Scholars program designed to prepare English language learners for the rigors of college.
Anderson was a member of the third cohort of the Future Chiefs leadership development program.