Robert Crosby is the Managing Director of Program Design at the Flamboyan Foundation. He leads the team focused on the strategy, design, and execution of school partnerships to support the unique and ongoing needs of students and families throughout their educational career while building a cohesive strategy across all grade levels. Prior to joining Flamboyan, Robert served as the founding Academic Dean at Achievement First Aspire Elementary School in Brooklyn, New York, where he supported the execution of high impact family engagement. Robert began his career as a classroom educator and taught in Washington, D.C. and Hong Kong. After his time in the classroom, he transitioned to the Teach for America – D.C. Regional Office, where he served as a coach of teacher and leadership development. Robert holds a Master of Education in curriculum and instruction from George Mason University, a teaching credential in early childhood education and a Bachelor of Journalism in strategic communications from the University of Missouri.