Robert is a grandparent of two ICS students. Prior to moving to Brooklyn with his wife in 2012, he completed a successful 30 year career in public education in central California where he taught kindergarten, first, and third grades. He serves as an assistant principal and spent the final eight years as of his career as a elementary school principal at a school serving Hispanic; Southeast Asian (Hmong, Mien, and Lao), Black, and White students.

He received a BS degree in Business Administration from California State University, Los Angeles, and an MA degree in Education-Administration and Supervision plus Administrative Services Credential from California State University, Fresno.

Both Robert and his wife are active members of the Christian Science church in Brooklyn. They are both professional Christian Science Journal-listed practitioners.