Rob Kasher’s favorite teacher in high school was his Advanced Placement government and politics teacher, Dr. DiPonio. Every day in class, Dr. DiPonio would not only bring an intense level of rigor to the classroom that helped prepare Rob for college — but just as important, Dr. DiPonio’s infectious passion for the subject spurred Rob to teach the same course years later when he became a teacher.
As a social studies teacher in Brooklyn, New York, Rob would personalize his teaching to ensure each and every student was developing the skills they would need to prepare them for college.
Rob’s passion to help people learn, grow and develop extended beyond the classroom as he redefined the school’s online gradebook, facilitated trainings for his colleagues and provided analysis to school leaders.
This passion led Rob to work at New Vision for Public Schools where he coached professional learning communities of secondary teachers across New York City.
Most recently, Rob worked at the Literacy Design Collaborative, where he developed a specialized professional learning, curricular design and data analytics platform being used by more than 80,000 K-12 educators nationwide.
Now at The Broad Center, Rob is helping network member’s learn, grow and develop as education leaders across the country.
What activities were you involved in when you were in school?
In school I played soccer and tennis, and was part of the newspaper.
What advice would you give your younger self?
The advice I would give my younger self would be to embrace productive struggle.
Articles by Rob
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